Jerry Falwell, Jr.: My conservative university could swing Virginia CNN
Posted on October 1, 2008
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The commonwealth of Virginia has traditionally been a Republican stronghold — the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won the state was in 1964.
But with recent polls showing Sen. John McCain only slightly ahead of Sen. Barack Obama, Virginia remains up for grabs. And the last two statewide offices — for governor and U.S. senator — have been won by Democrats.
Given the close nature of the presidential race, Jerry Falwell, Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, recently launched an ambitious effort to register all 10,500 eligible student voters at the fundamental Baptist institution in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Falwell kicked off the voter registration drive September 22, urging students — including those from out-of-state — to register locally.
“Liberty students have never been permitted to register locally in the past. The recent change in election law is giving Liberty University the chance to make history,” Falwell stated in an e-mail addressed to faculty and staff. “Liberty University’s 11,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff could cause Liberty to become known as the university that elected a president!”
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