New Democrat Idea: Let 16 And 17 Year Olds Vote For President

Democrats should always remember that their attempts to hijack things political can always come back to bite them, like when they decided to go with the nuclear option

Washington, D.C., could lower the voting age to 16: City council is weighing proposal to give teenagers a say in the 2020 presidential election

The Washington, D.C., City Council is preparing to vote on a bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal.

WTOP-FM reports the bill won 3-0 approval in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee Thursday and will get a final vote before the full council this month.

The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens 18 and older the right to vote, but scholars have said it doesn’t prevent a state, or in this case, the nation’s capital, from setting a lower age.

Council member Charles Allen says his bill will ‘enfranchise the District’s young people and bring their voices into the political process.’

The new law would allow approximately 10,400 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

More than 80% of them are identified as youth of color, WIJLA reported.

Vote16DC Campaign Manager Dave Chandrasekaran told the news outlet: ‘DC is poised to become the first major American city to grant voting-rights to 16- and 17-year-olds.

‘At a time when political discourse in this country is so divisive, it’s really inspiriting to witness how passionate D.C. youth are about having a voice and positively influencing our community.’

On one hand, the 26th may, in fact, allow a lowering of the voting age for federal elections. On the other hand, there are and have been multiple pushes for a new Constitutional Amendment to lower the age to 16 for federal elections. So it sees constitutionally shaky that D.C. can do this. You can expect a massive amount of lawsuits filed against the Democratic Party run city (crime index is 3, meaning it is safer than just 3% of U.S. cities. Most violent and property crimes are well over the U.S. average) if they pass this.

But, what’s the point? Adding 10,000 or so mushy heady, hormone addled votes won’t change anything in D.C. in the vote for president, as the city has never voted their 3 electoral college votes to anyone other than a Democrat. And how many might they actually provide? 1,000? Of course, what we will surely see is school field trips to bring the kids to vote.

What if states where the parents trend Republican and teach their kids to vote Republican were to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote for President? Well, see, a lot of these places are seeing an influx of Democrats escaping from turning their cities and states into crime ridden, over-priced, job losing, government controlling 2nd class states. Those right leaning kids could take that purple and turning it bright red.

And if we’re trusting them to vote, a very heavy responsibility, then they should have the right to have a firearm. Don’t think people won’t make that argument, including in D.C. if this passes.

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3 Responses to “New Democrat Idea: Let 16 And 17 Year Olds Vote For President”

  1. CKC says:

    Most of the 16 yr old I know don’t know how to start a lawnmower to cut the grass,I surely don’t want them voting.

    • Trish McNamara says:

      This is true, or do a load of wash. And they have no ideas of their own yet, only opinions from their teachers. Dangerous combo!

  2. dachs_dude says:

    Other Democrat Idea: 16 and 17 year olds aren’t mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions, so you can’t charge them as adults with crimes.

    Democrats: They ARE that stupid.

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