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Last-Minute Push For Voters Comes To The University Of Oregon

Brian Bull

The University of Oregon hosted a “Get Out the Vote” rally Monday in the final hours of the campaign season.    

A who’s who among Democratic politicians fired up the crowd, including Governor Kate Brown and Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Younger voters in general lean Democratic, but also don’t turn out to the polls as much.  That concerns Manon Murphy, a junior at the U of O.

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Governor Kate Brown applauds speakers at today's "Get Out the Vote" rally at the University of Oregon.

“People need to understand that older people are voting, and if we don’t vote then they’re going to win," she tells KLCC.

"So that’s why I’m here, and that’s why I’m voting.”

For their part, the Lane County GOP recently held a panel promoting the Trump-GOP tax plan, and have a new office in Springfield for volunteers and campaign materials, at least through Election Day.

Ballots are due by 8pm Tuesday.

Copyright 2018, KLCC.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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