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Liberty U. Making it Easy for Students to Vote

September 23, 2008

(AP) - Jerry Falwell Junior, who succeeded his late father as Liberty University's chancellor, has an ambitious plan to get 10,500 students at the Lynchburg school registered to vote.

A week after Falwell urged students to register so they can vote in this year's presidential election, more than 3,000 had signed up.

Falwell wants students to vote in Lynchburg, rather than in their hometowns. He says that way, they're more likely to vote. He canceled classes on Election Day, and arranged for city buses to get students to the polls.

Falwell is more politically active than his brother. The Reverend Jonathan Falwell, who took over their father's ministry, is urging a spiritual response to the campaign with a fast every Monday.


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