I didn't see a list of the 29 counties, but still looking.
posted on 03/13/2017 10:43:09 AM PDT
Wow! And Hillary still lost the state.
posted on 03/13/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT
(The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
Great find, Girlfriend! Good Freeping. :)
posted on 03/13/2017 10:45:23 AM PDT
by Diana in Wisconsin
(I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
You can go across the US and I bet over 10,000 voted in the primary as a 17-year-old. Bulk of them likely voted for Saunders.
"Why didn't more 17-year olds vote for me???"
posted on 03/13/2017 10:53:57 AM PDT
("Game over, man, game over!" (my advice to DemocRATs))
Virginia allows anybody to vote in primaries if they will be eligible to vote in the general election . And that makes sense — if you are going to be allowed to vote for the nominees, you aught to be allowed a voice in who the nominees are.
But this does show how easy it is for people to vote illegally (while the students thought they were legal, they should have been stopped at the polls — but the poll workers failed to stop the illegal voting)
So if they are 18 now can they be charged as adults?
posted on 03/13/2017 10:58:57 AM PDT
(I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
Well, looks like Trump was right again.....WINNING.
posted on 03/13/2017 11:02:59 AM PDT
(Have gun will travel.)
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, but it is a mitigating factor in this case. I’d like to see a mild fine ($500 or so) for an innocent error of voting in a primary by someone who would be legal in the general election.
In contrast, I’d like to see serious prison time and then deportation for any illegal who voted in either a primary or the general election. Intentional vote fraud is among the most serious nonviolent crimes in existence.
posted on 03/13/2017 11:08:13 AM PDT
("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
And somehow when asked to show their ID, their birthdays were overlooked by the people at the polls? Humm ... Madison and MKE?
posted on 03/13/2017 11:11:33 AM PDT
(They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
Easier than underage drinking, that’s for sure, and we all know THAT doesn’t happen ...
posted on 03/13/2017 11:13:27 AM PDT
So no forms or signatures?
posted on 03/13/2017 11:37:54 AM PDT
(We are the Government)
If there was any inkling that they had voted for Trump the left would be howling!
posted on 03/13/2017 11:42:11 AM PDT
( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
The report notes messages were spreading on social media during the primary season that 17-year-olds were eligible to vote if they turned 18 by the November election. That's not the case...
Imagine, that could have been prevented if a prospective voter had to show a proper ID.
posted on 03/13/2017 11:44:20 AM PDT
I'm a GOP Board Member of an Ohio county Board of Elections. Ohio law allows 17 year-olds to vote for statewide offices in the primary if they will be 18 years-old by Election Day. In my county, sixty-four ballots were cast by these potential electors. Our Board wound up having to remake about half of them, and a significant number of others were ruled invalid, because 17 year-olds can't follow printed instructions on the ballot.
When I read of proposals to lower the voting age further, a chill runs down my spine. :)
posted on 03/13/2017 12:31:17 PM PDT
Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary with 56.6 percent of the vote.
posted on 03/13/2017 2:58:15 PM PDT
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson