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Voting in todays American society is not amongst the top priorities for young people According to Mark Sommer author of Shunning The Polls Young Voters implies that young people either dont have enough time for politics or they simply are not educated enough about politics that they really cant grasp a strong position enough to make them want to vote to make a difference Sommer explains how some of Americas youth has taken a stand in politics and are encouraging others to be more associated with politics and voting Sommer claims that the four major reasons why todays youth doesnt vote are apathy self-absorption inertia and alienation Sommer writes that young voters see no importance in voting because they do no understand the terminology used by the politicians which causes the youth to have less attraction to voting Sommer suggests that even though politicians are trying to gain to interest of young voters with major social attractions such as MTV it still doesnt grasp the amount of attention to drive the younger generation of Americans to vote Sommer concludes from research that many young voters feel as though their vote doesnt count for anything and even if they do vote results will be the same and they have no significant effect on the outcomes Sommer explains that many of the young people feel that politicians dont speak out to them enough and they dont have ideassuggestions of reform that would benefit them directly Although many of the youth is sheltered from todays politics there are some young people that play an active role is elections Sommer suggests that unless the youth has been educated in politics they wont have a large interest in them Those who have been educated in politics understand that many of their peers are not as involved because of the lack of knowledge Sommer explains that there are only few members on the younger generation that play an active role in
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