Thousands of Iowa high schoolers will be linked to the major presidential campaigns today through a statewide youth video forum. Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver says 70 schools will be connected via the Iowa Communications Network.Culver says Al Gore and George W-Bush likely won’t be able to participate in today’s forum, but the students will be chatting with “higher ups” from the two parties, along with several other political leaders.Matthew Lieberman, the son of the democrat vice presidential candidate will be one of the panelists, along with a Bush representative and several third party candidates. Culver says he’s trying to get young Iowans involved in politics before they can vote — and they’ll be able to ask the candidates and their representatives about what’s on their minds.Today’s forum is a preview to a mock election that’ll be held via the Internet and fax on Election Day involving 30-thousand Iowa students.
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