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In 2008, thanks in large part to Purdue University turnout, Obama won the county of Tippecanoe, Indiana. Those 18-29 years old Indiana voters, like their counterparts in NC, tipped the state for him.

Alas, in 2010 and 2014 we all know those 18-29 voters failed to show up and support Obama’s agenda…

Which brings me to today’s welcome news, led by a big turnout from Purdue University, Tippecanoe County posted a 700%, yes you read that RIGHT, a whopping 700% increase over the first day of 2014 early voting.

“What were the numbers today?” Christa Coffey, Tippecanoe County clerk, asked, repeating a question put to her as the final voter of the day checked in and moved to a polling station.

“Big,” said Mike Smith, a Republican poll worker.

“Big first week,” Coffey said. “Presidential (election) first week big.”


And, Senator Joe Donnelly, was right there on Purdue campus, to lead a march and encourage early voters!

While this number represents only one day, it’s great to see actual evidence of high voter enthusiasm vs just polls predicting it!

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