At her weekly press conference Thursday, Nancy Pelosi announced her support for lowering the national voting age to 16.
For those trying to buy a used car, pop a whitehead, and post cool vids to the ‘Gram, is politics where their minds will sufficiently be?
Here’s Nancy, in response to a question by The Daily Caller:
“I myself, personally — I’m not speaking for my caucus — I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16. I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government to be able to vote.”
It’s an interesting idea — people should be able to vote “when” they’re learning about government, rather than after.
Then again, there are probably many above voting age who know less about government than those currently studying it.
“[M]y view is that I would welcome it, but I’ve been in that position for a long time.”
Last week, Dems pushed bill H.R. 1, otherwise known as the For the People Act, which would overhaul election and campaign finance laws. Among other things, it set out to restore voting rights for convicted felons.
See Pelosi promote the idea:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
It’s a smooth move — I’d assume those allowed to vote earlier would be considerably likely to pull the lever for the party that made it possible — if they were to pull it at all.
Perhaps Americans 16 and 17 years old would hurry to the polls to boost the DNC.
Or maybe most still wouldn’t care.
Would you have voted at 16?
If Nancy Pelosi gets her way, your children or grandchildren might.
But government may have to make it more palatable — change the word “vote” to “like,” and make it doable on a phone.
Then you’ve got a winning strategy — depending on your definition of “winning.”
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