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Majority of House Democrats Vote to Let 16-Year-Olds Vote for President

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A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday voted to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.

A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Ted Lieu; Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib; and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the legislation Tuesday evening as an amendment to House Democrats’ For the People Act,which would overhaul federal election laws.

Pressley’s amendment fell short at 126-305.

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  1. Studies show that adolescent brains aren’t mature enough to make LOGICAL decisions until age 23 to 25.
    Quote the Democrats;
    “Hey, let’s give 16-year-olds the vote while they are still gullible, “sensitive,” and can’t make logical decisions! That way, they’ll vote for US!”