The Millennial Vote: Trump Falls, Democrats Split


NORMAN, Okla. - Republican voters around the University of Oklahoma campus seemed to be falling away from Donald Trump, and Democratic votes seemed to be split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Although polls showed Donald Trump held a significant lead in Oklahoma in recent weeks, OU Republican student voters showed little inclination to support the New York businessman.

OU junior Parker Charles showed up to vote for anyone but Trump.

"I just wanted to vote for a guy that actually had policies, and wasn't just a reality star," Charles said.

Sophomore Emma Morris, who voted in the Democratic primary, also wanted a candidate with actual policies. She felt her choice was difficult because Sanders and Hillary's platforms overlapped - but in the end, Morris felt Hillary's policies were more attainable.

"Since Bernie is so far to the left, I think he's going to have a hard time getting anything through Congress," Morris said.

But when faced with a choice between Sanders and Clinton, senior Kevin Cotrone thought Sanders was the obvious choice.

"I feel like there's only one reasonable candidate," Cotrone said. "Hillary Clinton seems like exactly what the Democratic establishment would want - very robotic."

But Cotrone's aversion to Clinton was nothing compared to senior Regan Wallace's aversion to Trump.

And as Super Tuesday drew to a close, the Sooner state's primary results showed it wasn't only university students who felt as Wallace did.

"I'm a Republican, and the main reason I voted is I don't like Trump at all," Wallace said. "He's just terrifying to me."

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