Skip to comments.Pelosi says she backs lowering voting age to 16
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, theyre so interested, theyre 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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Democrat, House Leader, Pelosi is going nuts, Dems dying on the vine by the actions of their own, are in full panic mode to get voters any voters, Babies, Kids, Teens, Illegals, Radicals, Socialists, Communists.
Why? Blacks, Hispanics, Jews leaving them by the hundreds of thousands. And to boot, the 536 Candidates they have running for POTUS in 2020 are neither the brightest or sharpest knives in the drawer. Beto “The Freak Do Nothing, Deadbeat Congressman” O’Rourke....you gotta be kidding me.
Please Democrats, do not tinkle down my back and tell me it’s raining!!!
Democrats do voter fraud by voting the people who don’t show up to vote.
It’s why they need lots of names on voter rolls... lots of new people who won’t show up to vote.
(Just in case you were wondering why we lost every congressional race that was ‘too close to call - the ones within the margin of error’...)
So your theory may not apply, but there is always some Judge who issues an injunction to say otherwise nowadays. Obama ignored many; Trump doesn't.
I'm still flabbergasted (I'm that old -ha)that it took a USSC ruling to allow the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to ban mentally disturbed transgenders to serve. Believe there is one lawsuit still outstanding, but with the Supremes ruling, it is going nowhere.
While the Founding Fathers could not foresee the future and could have been more specific on certain issues, the Constitution couldn't be more clear that the President/CIC has ultimate authority over the Armed Forces. That said, I'm not good with the Congressional "War Powers Act" that gave the President the ability to invade without a declaration of war.
Sidenote: Once Congress funds the military, I believe the CIC can use the funds for any national security reason. Think WALL!
Hey, Nan? Why not have the just-born babies vote Democrat using a footprint - right before you kill them? *SPIT*
Just when I think I can’t, I loathe these people even more!
16 year olds to vote??? These fools cannot pass a drivers test much less figure out who can make decisions as important as to whom to vote for. I could not vote until 21 if I can remember back that far. That is the most stupid thing I have hear these fools come up with recently. Next 3d graders will be enlisted to vote and allow mommy and daddy to make the decision for them.
Naw. She passed evil and nut case way, way, way, way back.
She forgot to add, "...they're so easily influenced by popular culture, by media, and by their peers. They're so uninvolved in paying taxes of any kind--income, property, school, gasoline, etc. They're still so out of touch with adult life when political decisions actually impact them..."
This is the beginning of dropping the age of consent laws.
I don't fault them for failing to see the absolute insanity that has engulfed a critical mass of society in this modern age. Who could have believed in a millions years that open, proud homosexual sodomy would be lionized in society 200 years later?
We might as well try to imagine heading off euthanasia of unwanted 5-year-olds today, just in case it happens.
Of course you would back it moron..How much money would you pay them for voting democrat..I just hope if that ever comes to past the child is told to read everything except liberal literature on the person..that’s what I told my grandson..My children did not take government until they were in the 12th grade..
They should raise it to 25. Or, lower it to 16 but in order to do that, mandate every voter show up with a valid Federal Issued Voting ID Card. Charge $10 to get the card issued. New revenue for the Fed.
“Universal sufrage is a societal death sentence, regardless of age.”
Amen, amen, universal suffrage inevitably leads to universal suffering. Unfortunately it takes some maturity to realize that.
But they are not developed or mature for that until 2. /s
It’s pretty telling that these little nannies want to baby our teenagers, give them insurance until they’re 26, and raise the legal age of everything except voting.
Your average liberal couldn’t pass a 7th grade civics class, they’re not teaching our kids any better.
16? That is so cool. When I was 16, I would have voted for Elvis or Ricky Nelson. That woman really has SFB.
Why stop there?
Why shouldn’t all the peoples of the world vote in US elections?
After all, US election results affect them, too!
Funny no one has replied to your question yet.
Wiki sums it up.
They tried doing this with legislation in 1970 but it was shot down by the Supreme Court. Then later went through the proper procedure and became the 26th Amendment.
It’s not going to happen, not yet anyway. Not even if the dems get the Senate and the Prez, as the states need to ratify it.
Thanks for replying. There’s some interesting background leading up to the 26th.
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