EAST LANSING, Mich. — Correction: Jack Harrison praised Donald Trump for "Just the amount of deregulation to boost the economy.” That quote was incorrect in an earlier version of this article.
Young voter turnout in the 2020 election was around 8% higher nationwide than in 2016, according to research from Tufts University.
And, with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in Wednesday, Michigan State University students had something to say.
Myrna Kada said she hopes the new administration brings change.
"Here we are, in January, still wearing masks and I feel like with everything there needs to be a change," she said. "I feel like if anyone's going to do it, it’s a new administration."
Michigan Federation of College Republicans Public Relations Chairman Jack Harrison said he's feeling optimistic, but will miss the Trump administration.
"From the conservative perspective, we think tax cuts and the jobs act was super effective," Harrison said. "That $2,000 family paycheck, that was great. Just the amount of deregulation to boost the economy.”
While both of them have different views politically, they want to see similar things from Biden and his administration.
“I definitely think the priority for most Americans is the pandemic and reopening the economy," Harrison said.
"How COVID is being handled, with more of the racial side of things, especially during these times there’s a lot of turmoil,” said Kada.
And, even though we're living in unusual times, students still found ways to commemorate today's event.
“I was in class as well as some of my other roommates, so we were trying to have our Zoom and maybe another Zoom up or our TV on," said Harrison.
Kada says she is hopeful for change in the next four years, while Harrison is hoping to see some unity, again.
“We are all Americans and when one administration does well regardless of party, I think we all do well,” he said.
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