Dems make push for college voters in swing states

JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Published:

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- President Barack Obama's campaign is counting on young voters to help him again by making sure young people in swing states are voting before Election Day.

In Ohio, Obama volunteers have been shuttling college students on buses and golf carts to early voting sites and throwing pizza parties near campus polling places.

At college rallies, Obama has taken to spelling out the addresses of early voting locations.

Pollsters expect a smaller turnout among those in the 18- to 29-year-old age group from four years ago when they voted in large numbers. Young people are still solidly behind Obama, but a drop in numbers could make a big difference in states where the race is tight.

Republicans are hoping to make gains among college students worried about their future job prospects.

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