A group of state lawmakers in Oregon unveiled a new bill this week that would allow 16-year-olds the right to vote in federal elections; sparking fierce opposition that the proposal could cause legislative chaos across the region.
“Sixteen-year-olds are subject to our criminal justice system,” said Democratic State Sen. Shemia Fagan. “They are couch surfing with friends while their families experience homelessness and they’re begging us to take action to protect their future.”
“We need to be able to take our work to the ballot and protect the policies we’re working so hard to pass, and we deserve to have a voice,” said one 17-year-old high school student.
“The bill sponsors want 16-year-olds to cast ballots in all elections, including federal-level offices. But It’s unclear if the proposal could legally reach beyond state and local elections to change how federal candidates are elected,” reports USA Today.
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HERE WE GO: House Democrat Calls on Congress to LOWER VOTING AGE to 16
A New York Congresswoman introduced new legislation this week that would lower the United States voting age to just 16-years-old; urging her fellow lawmakers to repeal the 26th amendment to the Constitution that sets the current restrictions.
According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Grace Meng is hoping to lift the age requirements that were introduced nationwide in 1971.
“The 26th Amendment was the result of decades of argument that anyone old enough to be drafted to fight in the military at age 18 should also be able to vote. Support for that idea picked up steam during the Vietnam war,” writes the Examiner. “Because the Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot regulate voting age in state and local elections, the Constitution was amended in 1971 to hold that 18-year-olds could vote nationwide.”
The liberal lawmaker is the latest example of left-wing activists seeking to gain new voters by any means necessary.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his newest “voter registration drive” throughout the Big Apple’s prison system.
Read the full story at the Washington Examiner.
A NEW LOW: Liberal Ad Shows 'Racist' GOP Voters MOWING DOWN Minority Kids
A left-leaning Hispanic voting organization stood by their shocking new advertisement on Tuesday; doubling-down on a vicious campaign video that showed a random GOP voter intentionally mowing down minority children in his Confederate-flag adorned pick-up truck.
The stunning video, titled “American Nightmare,” was released by the Latino Victory Fund and shows groups of minority children fleeing a marauding supporter of GOP Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie; chasing his would-be victims in a “confederate” truck with a “Don’t tread on me” license plate.
Virginia Democrat candidate Ralph Northam defended the video on Tuesday, saying Gillespie’s own rhetoric forced the liberal organization to create the ad.
“Independent groups are denouncing Ed Gillespie because he has run the most divisive, fear-mongering campaign in modern history,” Northam campaign spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel told Fox News. “It is not shocking that communities of color are scared of what his Trump-like policy positions mean for them.”
Watch the revolting video above.