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Getting out the youth vote

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Folks are always making such a big deal about getting out the youth vote. Rock the Vote, the Washington Bus and others try to engage the oft lazy and unenthusiastic youth of America. (Who are also presumably unemployed, living in their parents basement, and living out some sort of Wayne’s World public television fantasy – or that’s just how I imagine them.)

But Jimmy Fallon figured it out: All you need to do to get kids to march over to their polling place or drop off their ballot at a drop box location is to give it the excitement of a monster truck rally.

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Alyssa Kleven

Alyssa Kleven is an editor and content producer at She enjoys doting over her adorable dachshund Winnie - named for Arcade Fire front-man Win Butler.


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