BYU Democrats on par with Republicans

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- One of the nation's most conservative universities now has just as many College Democrats as College Republicans.

There are about 1,200 Brigham Young University students signed up in each group, which are sponsored by the school's political science department.

In September, the Democrats had about 700 students. But within the first few weeks of classes, membership nearly doubled as the presidential campaign heated up.

The Democrats have come a long way -- 15 years ago their club had seven members.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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