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Pelosi says she backs lowering voting age to 16
The Hill ^ | 03/14/19 03:19 PM EDT | JOHN BOWDEN

Posted on 03/14/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voiced her support on Thursday for lowering the federal voting age to 16, telling reporters during a press conference that doing so would be a boon to voter engagement in the U.S.

Pelosi said Thursday that lowering the voting age would drive interest in politics among younger Americans who are learning about the subject in high school. The Speaker said that changing the voting age to 16 would help drive a higher level of voter awareness and turnout.

"I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said. "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."

Pelosi's comments Thursday echoed those she has made previously, including in a 2015 New York Times interview in which the Speaker said she was "all for" lowering the voting age.

Pelosi told the Times that she wanted to expand voter access to 16 and 17-year-olds “because when kids are in school, they’re so interested, they’re so engaged.”

The California congresswoman supported a local ballot initiative in her home district of San Francisco in 2016 that would have lowered the voting age in municipal elections to 16, known as Proposition F, but the measure was defeated by single digits at the ballot box.

Members of Congress voted down an amendment to the Democrats' voting rights bill last Thursday that sought to lower the federal voting age to 16, an effort led by freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). Almost 130 lawmakers voted in favor of the amendment, which was described by advocates as a first of its kind proposal to make it to the...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: again; botox; california; capture; elections; fraud; nancypelosi; pelosi; sanfrancisco; sanfrannan; teens; voting; votingage
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1 posted on 03/14/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, and they could have the teachers unions show them how to vote. Oh I forgot, they already do. How convenient.


2 posted on 03/14/2019 7:41:22 PM PDT by Track9 (Conservatives like underdogs, progressive like victims.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Of course she does. She’s reaching for a one party system in the USA.


3 posted on 03/14/2019 7:41:27 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Trump Revolution is the Resistance to the Decadence of Western Civilization.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

4!!! :)


4 posted on 03/14/2019 7:41:30 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The human brain doesn’t finish all its developmental stages until age 25.

Just sayin’...


5 posted on 03/14/2019 7:42:46 PM PDT by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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Pelosi told the Times that she wanted to expand voter access to 16 and 17-year-olds “because when kids are in school, they’re so interested, they’re so engaged.”

And so politically stupid!

6 posted on 03/14/2019 7:43:16 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why not 13?


7 posted on 03/14/2019 7:43:22 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They want illegal immigrants and now children voting for powerful politicians and policies the rest of us will have to obey.

They are not any longer hiding their desire for one party rule and machine politics at the national level.


8 posted on 03/14/2019 7:43:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: null and void

Universal sufrage is a societal death sentence, regardless of age.


9 posted on 03/14/2019 7:44:07 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Outta on the face of it! And besides, these kid’s aren’t being taught about government.


10 posted on 03/14/2019 7:45:40 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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Desperation

Looking for uniformed, but highly energized and malleable, voters where ever they can be found.


11 posted on 03/14/2019 7:45:52 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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Who’s going to stop 16 year olds from voting anyways? Dead people and illegals get to vote, why not teens! Heck, if they make it 10 feet out of the birth canal sign em up! Plants and animals too!


12 posted on 03/14/2019 7:46:04 PM PDT by cabojoe
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The oddly, and ironically named "Democratic" party just HATES free, fair, and adult Citizen elections.

Beyond mere socialism, might this is be Venezuela partie deux, headed our way?

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13 posted on 03/14/2019 7:46:11 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in-never, never,never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. Winston Churchill)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If they can vote they should be able to buy guns.


14 posted on 03/14/2019 7:46:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is a admission that the Democratic Party no longer appeals to responsible adults.


15 posted on 03/14/2019 7:47:10 PM PDT by Widget Jr
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I back making the age for consuming intoxicants, driving, military service, and voting accrue one year apart in precisely that sequence, starting at sixteen.


16 posted on 03/14/2019 7:48:02 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We don’t know who runs the Democrat Party. It isn’t the followship we see on TV in the form of Schumer, and Pelosi. They are just the policy readers for the real leadership, the invisible leadership, the ones behind the curtain. Where’s Dorothy when you need her.


17 posted on 03/14/2019 7:48:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: House Atreides

Why not 8? And a $100.00 an hour minimum wage? And abortion up to the age of 3? And 4 votes per dem, 1/4 vote per conservative? Oh, and the death penalty only for white males!


18 posted on 03/14/2019 7:48:44 PM PDT by albie
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Heinlein had the best idea I ever came across. No true citizenship unless a person serves a minimum of two years in the military. At the end of which he or she becomes a citizen with the right to vote, to hold office etc.


19 posted on 03/14/2019 7:49:01 PM PDT by Ciaphas Cain ("Socialism is a war crime against one’s own people." -- tinyowl on 03/11/2019)
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> Of course she does. She’s reaching for a one party system in the USA. <

Please be patient, Ms. Pelosi. The waves of illegal immigrants will get you that one party system soon enough.


20 posted on 03/14/2019 7:49:29 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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