It’s not just New Hampshire — conservative politicians in Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida have, in recent years, sought specifically to limit college students’ access to the ballot box. At the same time, students are also disproportionately impacted by voter ID laws, on the books in some 34 states.
“It’s worth questioning why anybody in politics is motivated to do this,” Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and now a candidate for president, tells Rolling Stone. “If you stand to be at a disadvantage when more people vote, then the problem isn’t with the voters — the problem is with you. Why wouldn’t we want every eligible voter to vote and win fair and square a contest of ideas among those voters?”
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