SDSU students ‘rock the vote’

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SAN DIEGO- The election is less than a week away and there is a campaign on the San Diego State University campus to get students more involved in the political process.

The Associated Students of SDSU registered 4,413 students in September and October, the most at any Cal State School.

The student group hosted  a debate Wednesday between the Aztecs for Obama and the College Republicans as part of the ‘Rock the Vote’ campaign.

Both participants made the case for why their candidate is the best choice for president.

They also fielded questions about women’s rights, abortion, healthcare, illegal immigration and deficit spending.

Eric Hughes with the College Republicans said, “[The deficit] is something we need to address if [we] and in turn our children are going to live in the great country we live in today.”

“Education gives you better jobs, better jobs give you better tax payers [and] taxes from these high paying jobs will bring down the deficit,” Ronnie Landfair with Aztecs for Obama said.

Education and potential budget cuts played a major role in the debate.

‘Students need to vote,” Associated Students of SDSU Vice President of External Affairs Tom Rivera said. “If we want all of the budget cuts and fee increases to stop this is our first step to make sure our legislators know that we are paying attention and we do go to the polls.”

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