Millennial women and politics

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MIDORI MORITA

So far, the 2016 Election has kept us on our toes.

Lots of candidates have dropped out, but there are still numerous candidates running, including Hillary Clinton.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MIDORI MORITA
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MIDORI MORITA

Clinton is up against many other candidates including Rebublican frontrunner, Donald Trump.

Clinton’s attendance in the race is bringing up questions about young, female millennial voting. Many are gravitating towards Bernie Sanders as a Democratic pick.
“He is trying to make college affordable for everyone. Some people can’t afford to go to college because they don’t have the money. If he could get free college for everyone it would establish the country,” said Malia Ishrad.
According to the Wall Street Journal poll from the New Hampshire primaries, 64 percent of Democratic females younger than 45 backup Sanders while only 35 percent backed Clinton.
Recently, feminist icon Gloria Steinem was on Bill Maher’s show and had a few comments about why young female millennials would vote for Sanders.
“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,” said Steinem. She later apologized.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was one of many who were angered by her comment.
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” said Albright.
This far in the election on the Democratic side Sanders and Clinton are head to head. On the Republican side Trump has been dominating the polls for some time now.
Super Tuesday is right around the corner on March 1, candidates are still cramming for votes. The California primary isn’t until June 7.
“I am thinking about voting for Sanders, his platform is geared towards us college kids”, said Lue Lee.
“I’m undecided but no Trump, anybody but Trump”, said Alex Castro.