Northwestern News- Nonvoters Aren’t Apathetic

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“The Doers,” “The Unpluggeds,” Other Nonvoters and Their Categories

By Michael M. Lazerow Medill News Service WASHINGTON – It’s not as if 49-year-old Nancy Koscher of Elkhart, Ind., doesn’t care about public affairs. The owner of a small carpet-installation business, Koscher was forced to drop her health benefits almost Continue reading

Are Politicians a Deterrent to Voting?

By Siobhan Hughes Medill News Service Gramby, N.Y. — Politicians are so dishonest and one man’s vote matters so little that it’s not worth voting, according to Richard Hobby, a 43-year-old electrician living in this upstate New York town of Continue reading

Nonvoters Removed From Government and Politics

By Michael M. Lazerow Medill News Service OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thirty-one-year-old Kathy Smith pulled a hot tray loaded with homemade chocolate chip cookies from the oven. She placed each cookie on a napkin and passed them out to the small Continue reading

The “Irritable” Nonvoters: There’s Nobody to Vote For

By Julie Fustanio Medill News Service NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Michael Keegan got up early on Nov. 5 with big plans. But his sights weren’t set on electing a president. Instead, he hoped to catch the 10-point buck that got away Continue reading

“Unplugged” From Media and From Voting

By John Shea Medill News Service PHOENIX – “I don’t even know why I’m talking to you,” Paula Ryan told a reporter as they sat in a booth of a buffet-style restaurant on Election Day. “I normally don’t do this Continue reading