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Voting in the 1972 Election in Woodbine, Iowa

Woodbine, Iowa

Story Narrative:

Speaker 1: Talk about a memorable voting experience or your first time voting.

Speaker 2: I remember the first time I voted it was in 1972, I believe, when I was 18, and I grew up a Democrat, and my family was all Democrats, but I voted for Richard Nixon because he canceled the draft in the Vietnam War, and I did not want to go to war. So, I was really happy, but I never told my family I voted Republican. They might have disowned me at that time. (Laughs) So, that's memorable.

Asset ID: 8399
Themes: Voices and Votes, American democracy, voting, politics, political parties
Date recorded: Nov. 26, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Length of recording: 36.48 s
Related traveling exhibition: Voices and Votes: Democracy in America
Sponsor or affiliated organization: Woodbine Community School Woodbine, Iowa
Photo: Richard Nixon, public domain, Library of Congress, via Wikipedia; Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-13037 (b&w film copy neg.)


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