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DNC 2012
11:09 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Nineteen-Year-Old Is One Of Youngest DNC Delegates

Nick Carpenter on the campus of Gardner-Webb University, a Christian college, in Boiling Springs, N.C
Tasnim Shamma

The oldest delegate representing North Carolina at the Democratic National Convention is Charles Johnson of Nash County. He's 90 years old. And one of the youngest delegates is Nick Carpenter of Cleveland County.  He's a 19-year-old college freshman.

His friends call him “Nick the Democrat”. That’s because most of them are Republican.

“I have a sense of humor so I can joke around and not get offended about it,” Carpenter says. 

Nick Carpenter first got involved with politics as a high school freshman, volunteering for the Obama campaign.

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