San Francisco Could Give Children As Young As 16 Right To Vote Locally

Hey, maybe the kiddies would vote to install politicians/public servants who would clean all the sh*t and drug needles out of the streets

San Francisco could be first major American city to let 16-year-olds vote

San Francisco could give children as young as 16 the right to vote in local elections if a landmark proposition passes in the US’s November elections.

The proposition to lower the voting age by two years will be decided by the city’s residents, who rejected the legislation when it was first proposed in 2016, according to NBC News.

While the previous attempt failed narrowly with 48 percent of the vote, organizers of the “Vote 16” campaign believe they will get it over the line this year.

“Our motivation here first and foremost is to make sure that we put new voters in a position to establish that habit in the first election they’re eligible for, and then to continue participating throughout their lives which is good for democracy on every level,” Vote 16 campaign manager, Brandon Klugman, told NBC News.

Smaller cities like Takoma Park, in Maryland, already allow 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections. But San Francisco, one of the largest cities in California, would be the first of its size and could lead to more major metropolitan areas following suit.

Of course, the problem here is that California state law sets the voting age at 18, but, there is some discussion whether that only applies to voting for state elections (obviously, federal is 18), so children could vote at 16 for local. And they are children. It’s right there in the story. The question is, how many of them will “accidentally” vote for county, state, and federal positions, bonds, and ballot initiatives?

Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, introduced an amendment lower the federal voting age to the For the People Act in 2019, while Grace Meng, of New York, introduced a constitutional amendment in 2018 to lower the nationwide age restriction by two years.

“I’m always inspired by our nation’s youth who have demonstrated wisdom, maturity and passion on issues like social justice, gun control, and climate change,” Ms Meng told the outlet.

“They are the leaders of our future and the decisions we make impact their lives every day. To capture their views and experiences, we must lower the voting age to 16 in all elections.”

Well, hell, why not let those down to 5 vote, if they are the “leaders of the future”? Why discriminate? They’re children. They don’t know any better. They have no real world experience. They only know what they’ve been indoctrinated over.

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5 Responses to “San Francisco Could Give Children As Young As 16 Right To Vote Locally”

  1. David Kendrick says:

    I think the real trick goes all the way back to the 3 5ths compromise where an owner can use his slaves votes, since we are dealing with no more no less than the same people, accept that they will bring in parental voting for minors perhaps contractual block voting for employees as well.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    75% of San Francisco residents are white/Asian, with less than 5% Black Americans, and 15% Hispanic.

    5 yr olds? Why not allow pregnant women to cast a vote for their fetus?

    Likewise, the 2nd Amendment has no age exclusion, so why not allow 5 yr old Americans to be armed?

    • Kye says:

      What does the race of San Francisco residents have to do with the stupid idea? With you everything is race, you racist.

      “Likewise, the 2nd Amendment has no age exclusion, so why not allow 5 yr old Americans to be armed?”

      You gotta dial everything right up to eleven. Ad absurdum.

      Trump 2020 Anyone else would be as absurd as 5yo’s voting.

      Keep the Anti Trump Narrative Going Regardless the Cost

      When your Home page is AOL this is what greets you when you open it:
      1.Trump prompts “lock him up” chant for Obama at rally
      2.Woodward thinks Trump failed the American public.
      3.Trumps Mideast deals tout “peace” where there was never war.
      4.Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten covid-19 recovery.

      They are so open minded their brains fell out.

  3. Jl says:

    And the First Amendment has no exclusions, either. But yet there they are….

  4. Professor hale says:

    Typical. Wanting to change laws to entrench your own side. Children are universally the same political slant as their teachers. Teachers are universally democrats.

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