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Elections 2018: Young Voters Talk Issues, Candidates Ahead of Midterms

The midterm elections are November 6 and WYSO has been traveling around the Miami Valley talking to would-be voters.

Today, we hear from students on the University of Dayton campus. Many of them are eligible to vote for the first time this year, and they’re thinking a lot about the candidates and issues that matter most to them as they head to the polls. 

Here's some of what they had to say:

"The First and Second Amendments. We need to protect those. And also our country, just in general, supporting traditional values."  

"The biggest one is the transgender legislation that’s coming out right now. That’s definitely affecting a lot of people." 

"I honestly think health care is one of the biggest ones. They’re [the candidates] very good at avoiding the problems and saying what their opponents aren’t doing instead of what they want to do." 

"Border security. We definitely need a wall." 

"Foreign relations. Sustainability is really important to me. Knowing that we’ve pulled out of things like the Paris Climate Agreement and it's kind of sad to see that our current administration doesn’t really care."