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.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus