Skip to comments.Washington, DC, could let 16-year-olds vote for president
Posted on 11/02/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT by DFG
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."
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Hell, why stop there?
14 or Fight!!
More GOP votes ?
Congress has a committee that functions as its state legislature, I thought.
How can a city do this?
Hey great idea! Let’s put the monkeys in charge of the zoo!
DC’s 3 Electoral Votes will always be Democrat anyway!
What a great idea. The deep wisdom if children is well known.
You must let an 18 year-old citizen vote, but it does not prohibit states from lowering the voting age.
Let ‘em elect someone whose a cross between Ocasio-Cortez and Robert Mugabe. That should scare the rest of the country away from voting Democrat.
The push for convicted felons to vote in several states (shocking).
Any illegal alien in CA with a driver’s license can get a voter ID and vote. (shocking)
Same day voters could be non-citizens but allowed to vote while clerical work on seeing if their status and address are right can’t be done well due to not enough staff so just let the votes stand. Some may vote several times that day.
Now 16 year olds who saw some voting stuff on Nick Jr and learned a little from some video game pals and now go out to vote Dem. Teachers all said to do it, too.
Tell me again about the educated electorate making decisions for the future of our country. I missed something.
The Democrats recognize that only people with a child-like view of the world support the party’s beliefs, so this move seems to make a lot sense for them.
Ballot stuffing plain and simple
Interesting! Even DC is worried about turn out!
I don’t think this can happen. It took an Amendment to change it from 21 to 18, This is will be a case going to the court.
mandatory registration as a Democrat at birth.
The 26th Amendment does not restrict states from allowing citizens under the age of 18 from voting, it only requires that states grant voting rights to citizens who are 18 and older.
This will not pass Constitutional muster absent an additional Amendment specifically lowering the voting age to 16.
The left says that a person is not mature until 29. The left doesn’t want teenagers thrown in prison for actual crimes and murders that they commit. The left won’t let anyone under a certain age buy tobacco or alcohol.
But the left is eager to declare that 16 year olds can vote, chop off their sex organs, have gay sex and have abortions.
Your reading of the Amendment is incorrect.
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