LETTER: Why young people don't want to vote

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The Independent Online
Sir: Polly Toynbee's commentary on voter apathy among youth (28 April) brings to mind similar criticism of both the young and the not- so-young in the 1968 US presidential election.

Many potential voters claimed that there was no significant difference between Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon, so why bother to vote? As usual, I suppose, the country got what it deserved.

MARK RASMUSSEN

London E11

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