Texas Students Forced to March Seven Miles to Vote for Obama

This is a political story that touches the heart. Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M is a historically Black university in Prairie View, Texas. The school is home to about eight thousand students studying in a range of fields, most notably engineering, nursing and agriculture. They have a famous marching band called The Marching Storm, which, as you’ll see in the video below, is pretty appropriate.

The student body represents a large constituency of Democratic voters, and, that being the case, they don’t have it so easy. Texas Republicans, who run the electoral show, have historically gone out of their way to hinder Democratic voters, and the whole state was gerrymandered back in 2003. For the students of Prairie View, the Republicans in the state located their early-polling place more than seven miles from the school. As it turned out, this was just a minor inconvenience to the student body well-taught by their own Marching Storm.

Texas College Students March Seven Miles to Vote

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