Washington, D.C. May Soon Let 16-Year-Olds Vote For President

Brittany M. Hughes | November 2, 2018
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Washington, D.C. is planning to vote on a bill that would lower the voting age for all elections - both local and federal - to 16 years old, a full two years before participants are legally allowed to get tattoos or even buy a pack of cigarettes.

“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,” Yahoo points out.

Yahoo reports the bill won 3-0 in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee Thursday. The full committee is set to vote on it later this month.

Proponents of the bill – including its crafter, Council member Charles Allen – say the measure will ensure more young people are brought into the election process.

Of course, a move like this couldn’t possibly be because younger people tend to vote more liberal, which couldn’t possibly be an incentive for such a left-leaning city council to want to include them on the voter rolls.

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