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After surprising a group of student reporters at the White House, President Obama took a question from Patrick Forrest of Fresno City College. Forrest asked Obama what he plans to do to ease the feeling of cynicism that young people have around politics.

Obama threw the question back at him: as long as young people don’t vote, he said, they won’t have much sway over politics. But the antidote to that is simple: when young people vote, they swing entire elections.