Ron Chastain, a 19-year-old Oglethorpe University student, is among an increasing number of young voters backing third-party candidates. “We are disgusted with our choices,” he said. “And we’re open-minded and we believe in more options.”
By Greg Bluestein – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Oglethorpe University library was packed this week with students and faculty who peppered Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson with questions about the presidential election. And standing near the back of the room, a 21-year-old student seemed particularly squeamish about his choices.
“I’m hesitant about the election. It’s a tough choice between two candidates I don’t necessarily agree with,” said Hasan Syed, who said he’s flirting with a third-party candidate. “It’s a difficult year for any informed voter.”