Millennial voters excited about November election

Young voters participate in presidential election
Posted at 9:00 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 01:13:31-04

DENVER -- According to Pew researchers, there are as many Millennials eligible to vote as there are baby boomers.

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump keep making noise, Republican Eddie Kamber and Democrat Franchesca George are getting ready to take action. Come November, these college students will vote for president for the first time ever.

"It's my first time I get to vote. It's the first time I get to have a voice," said George. "Pretty exciting. You know it's a pretty influential election," she said.

"The experience of getting to be active in politics for an election this polarizing is probably a once in a lifetime experience," said Kamber.

Foreign relations and the economy are some of the issues drawing them to vote.  They're getting information from social media, but they're going traditional too.

“I like to use a variety of news sources.  I use the Wall Street Journal quite a bit," said Kamber.

George is even going to her family to form her views.

"I feel part of the reason why I can be so opinionated about politics is because my parents are so open minded about it," she said.

It's an election that's making history, prompting these millennials to participate.

"What happens in this election and then whoever wins the election, is going to set up the future for what I have to deal with," said George.

"Given the amount of media coverage in this election, given the polarizing nature of this election, I just have a hard time seeing people sitting on the sidelines," said Kamber.


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