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Lefties Push Bill to Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

Freshman Representative Ayanna Presley (D-MA) just introduced an amendment to House resolution H.R. 1 to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections just in time for 2020. This demographic conveniently skews further Left than older voters, an obvious benefit to Democrats. Presley is passing it off as a way to allow younger voters to have a say in their future. Pressley argued: “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) is not on board, though, saying, “I did raise three teenagers, and based on that I’d be pretty dubious about lowering it to 16.” Judging from the poor judgment of adult voters-see Barack Obama-giving kids suffrage doesn’t look so wise.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

This week, far-left freshman Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA) introduced an amendment to a House resolution, H.R. 1, that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections in 2020.

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It’s no secret that younger voters, without the attendant responsibilities contingent on reaching adulthood, tend to swing far more to the political Left than older voters, so the move is a transparent and cynical attempt to gain more voters for the Democratic Party, but Pressley tried to pass it off as germinating from her concern for younger voters. She stated, “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.”

She added, “The time has come: Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to have their right to vote. We celebrate them often and lift them up as foot soldiers of movements.

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