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Liberty University

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Liberty University Cancels Class on Election day

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Jerry Falwell Jr., the chancellor at Lynchburg, Virginia’s Liberty University, is upping the ante in youth voter engagement efforts this year. Classes will be cancelled on Election Day and shuttle buses will take students to the polls. According to this September 15 Washington Post article, the 10,500 students’ usual academic routine will be replaced with “an all-day concert on campus that will morph into an election party when the returns come in.”

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