REPUBLICANS: Wooing the Youth Vote

A substantial share of McGovern's hopes for wresting the White House away from Nixon resides in the youth vote. Perhaps as many as 18 million of the 18-to 24-year-old potential new voters could conceivably be registered and eligible to cast their ballots on Nov. 7, and the McGovern game plan foresees as many as 13 million going Democratic. The Republicans have other ideas. While McGovern's much-heralded army of 100,000 young volunteers prepares to start its massive registration drive in mid-August, a quiet Republican task force of 125,000 youngsters is already hard at work in 35 states and will move...

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