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Nineteen-Year-Old Is One Of Youngest DNC Delegates

Aug 29, 2012
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.