Monday, September 8, 2008

Desperate Times? Student Voters Discouraged from Registering

Considering this is going to be a pretty intense election, people are getting a little...deceitful. For example: At a voter registration drive in Virgina Tech, there's been a slew of "Student-registration controversies" concerning the consequences of registering to vote!

As reported in the NY Times:

{Accompanying the Registration} ...The releases warned that such students could no longer be claimed as dependents on their parents’ tax returns, (a statement the Internal Revenue Service says is incorrect), and could lose scholarships or coverage under their parents’ car and health insurance.

{on} South Carolina’s voter-registration site, for example, says students who want to register to vote at their college address must demonstrate “a present intention to remain in the community.”

Jeez...are they all really that scared of students registering?!

1 comment:

  1. yes, 'they' are. young people think too much or not enough. either way, terrifying to the establishment.