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Family Disputes Over Voting Choices

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Several voters did not follow party lines for this election, or vote the same as their family members. Some say the family that votes together stays together, but we found out that wasn't true for this election.

This year there was more voter turn out than any other presidential election. One of the most common voting disputes is did you vote for Obama or McCain?

If you did not vote for the same candidate as your parents or your spouse, you may have had a few arguments over dinner.

"My dad wanted to vote for Obama because of the historical fact of saying that he voted for the first black president. My mom felt that it wasn't really a good reason to vote for somebody where as she more voted for McCain because she's been a conservative her whole life," said Richard Powlson, who voted for Obama.

A survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education finds 58 percent of students who voted for Obama say their parents were voting for McCain. That means less than half are in agreement with their parents.     

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