If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had her way, children as young as 16 would be allowed to vote in state and federal elections.
The California Democrat made it clear while speaking to reporters that she personally backs lowering the voting age from 18 to 16.
“I myself have always been for lowering the voter age to 16,” she said. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they are in high school when they are interested in all of this, when they are learning about government, to be able to vote.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
According to the Daily Caller:
The issue of lowering the voting age came up for debate in the House as an amendment last week on the “For The People Act,” a Democratic pushed bill (H.R. 1) that would overhaul U.S. election and campaign finance laws. Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the amendment, but it failed 126-305.
Since 2013, thirteen states have proposed bills to lower the
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