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Sonya…”When I lived in London more people voted in the Pop Idol (the show that inspired American Idol) final than they did in the actual election.”

Every generation gets blamed for its youth not voting! I’ve heard this my whole life. I don’t know for sure why I’ve always voted except that I think it’s because I was raised in a politically-minded family. My parents took politics very seriously and volunteered with different national and state campaigns cold-calling, canvassing neighborhoods, mailing flyers, etc. I think if you set a good example, like anything it just becomes a life-long habit. I’m raising a 12 year old now and she knows more about politics than many adults.