Jill Stein Wants 16-Year-Olds To Vote Because Of Global Warming

ashley.rae | September 21, 2016
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein just proposed lowering the voting age to 16 because of global warming.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Stein suggested lowering the voting age to 16. Stein argued that if 16-year-olds can drive a car, they should be able to vote:

Stein justified her position by claiming there are many “brilliant, well-informed 16-year-olds” who should be allowed to vote because we are apparently in “the age of climate crisis”:

Stein's tweets come after her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, suggested potentially lowering the voting age.

Currently, 16-year-olds are eligible to vote in Scotland, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Other countries allow 16-year-olds to vote if they are employed or married.

The voter turnout for those under 18 has been found to be “relatively low.”