West Virginia Secretary of State speaks to students at three Harrison Co. High Schools


Students at Lincoln High School celebrated the anniversary of the passing of the 26th Ammendment, which lowered the voting age to 18.

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner spoke to several classes of students, encouraging students to take part in the electoral process.

Warner also took the time to warn students about Russian election meddling and how that country is using social media to influence American politics.

“Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Instagram, that’s what the Russians are weaponizing and they’re trying to turn americans against one another,” Warner said. “They’re hitting the fissure points, the fractures, race, religion, politics, that sort of thing and they’re trying to make us fight with one another, so that we don’t trust government.”

Warner also spoke to students at Liberty and Bridgeport high schools, before making his final stop of the day at Lincoln.

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