The challenges for first-time voters

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Young voters across the nation were faced with two presidential candidates who may not necessarily be everyone’s favorite.

The race between President Trump and former Vice President Biden — a race that is still too close to call the day after the election — started to become  comical after the last debate.

Many will agree that the 2020 presidential electionwas pretty tough, but especially for first-time voters.

Some voters have admitted that they are nervous to see the outcome of the election in fear of race riots breaking out across the nation.

Additionally, some voters claim that their vote doesn’t matter, or that there is no point in voting because neither of the candidates is ideal for them.

Many young, first-time voters took their opinions to social media, including Adriana Garcia, a 21-year-old who decided not to vote.

“Just because I’m not voting doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s going on in the world. We’re in trouble either way,”Garcia said.

Celebrities also were chiming in and showing their support to candidates, having an influence on young voters. Most recently, rapper Lil Wayne made a post on Twitter over the weekend endorsing President  Trump. The caption of the post read:

FAMU health administration student Sierra Lowery after voting in the Student Union Multipurpose Room. Photo courtesy Sierra Lowery

“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus. Besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

As part of a voting initiative, Florida A&M University used the Grand Ballroom as a voting precinct for students who are in Tallahassee. Participants were able to share pictures of their voting stickers using the hashtag “StrikeTheVote” on Instagram.

One FAMU student, Sierra Lowery, took advantage of this opportunity and shared in an Instagram post:

“Nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you don’t belong. Please go and vote everyone.”

FAMU also hosted a “Stroll to the Polls” event, where Greek organizations strolled on the way to the Grand Ballroom to vote. Some students also helped create a voter guide, which helped answer questions about the election. The guide can be found at

Although early voting in Florida ended Sunday, the state set a record for pre-election day turnout this year.