Majority of U.S. House Democrats vote to let 16-year-olds vote for president

By Peter Hasson

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, Hawaii Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate 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.

House Democrats voted 125-108 in favor of Pressley’s amendment, with two members voting present and three members not voting.

House Republicans voted against the amendment 197-1. Texas Rep. Michael Burgess was the only Republican to vote aye.

Pressley cited teen activists pushing for gun control as a reason to give 16-year-olds the right to vote, which she compared to having a driver’s license.

“Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises,” she said in her remarks Tuesday. “The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”

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12 thoughts on “Majority of U.S. House Democrats vote to let 16-year-olds vote for president

  1. Those are the ages where hormones rule their decisions not thought. That is where they can be led to vote for anyone who uses the term “FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE” as they are not able to comprehend working for a living and seeing the taxes removed from their paychecks to pay for the FREE stuff.

  2. Oh, I see — so let’s get these freshly brainwashed kids, indoctrinated heavily into LEFTIST-MARXIST propaganda in the public school system and take their not-yet-developed frontal lobes into the voting booths. Brilliant: it’s CERTAIN that they will vote Leftist-hijacked Democrat. We need to take our country back, our Green Mountain State back, GOD help us.

    • That’s the Saul Alinsky way and Libs / Socialists are following it to a tea.

      How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky
      There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
      1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people
      2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
      3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
      4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
      5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
      6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
      7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools
      8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

  3. It would be better to allow voting after people have experience paying their bills. It is unsurprising to see a trend away from progressive and liberal thinking once people are out of the high school / college bubble.

  4. Any teen activists would be led behind the scenes by the teachers, who overwhelmingly vote Dem/Prog.
    So this is a bill to slyly create more Democrat votes.
    It looks like they want total power for total control, so they can implement any agenda, even the off-the-charts Green Energy Plan

  5. Who knew it could be so easy to over through a country?

    We are watching a long laid plan starting to come together at a remarkably fast rate of pace and without a shot being fired at the enemy for that would constitute suicide as we will be largely responsible for our own demise.

    Once we surrender our guns, mind control will no longer be necessary!

  6. Numb their minds and then allow them to vote, sounds like a good scheme to control the citizens of this country.

  7. The press is covering for the DNC, they’ve done a massive rollout across the nation to lower the voting age, getting everyone under their control to push this. We even have one town in Vermont pass this idea.

    What is most disturbing, nobody in the press who is covering this is calling out the shear stupidity of thist. No republicans either. The logic behind this is so shallow.

    If you can’t legally sign a contract how can one vote? If you can’t sign for a loan you self, how can you indebt an entire state?

    There should be one age of majority.

  8. Illegal aliens, 16 year olds……. How about letting the Ayatollah vote ? He’s vote right in line with our traitorous Democrats (led by Useless Leahy….who had never done a thing for the U.S. or Vermont, in his life! Just another ‘welfare’ recipient like Sanders). I think, too, that all of Mexico should vote, too.
    Let’s face it:. Democrats are just plain scum. And Democrats are the reason to KEEP YOUR GUNS !!

  9. 16 year olds don’t have a freaking clue about anything at 16. Just more disenfranchisement of
    Tax paying voters who know the cost of their vote. As stated the reason is the Fascist Demonrats
    want the AntiGun vote from the little mush minds that they can propagandize.
    The only voter reform needed is VOTER ID, no ID NO VOTE. Unless your Military or Disabled you vote on the voting day. No ballots allowed after vote is closed. I really don’t think felon voting is going to
    pan out for the leftards as criminals have very little civic responsibility in their makeup..

  10. Does ANYONE remember being a 16 year old, a sophomore or junior at most? At that age, longer ago than I care to think about, voting even for class officers in student government was a popularity contest with near zero to do with qualifications. And now we’re expected to have them vote in real elections that will bear upon everything from local taxes to who becomes the most power wielding individual on the globe. Absolutely terrifying.

    Current media, available information, being what they are, still do not compensate for the maturity required to make valid voting decisions. Coming to majority at the then magic age of twenty-one, I recall being nearly totally ignorant of what “politics” is, or had been. Any “issues” at local, state, national, or even world levels were not at all pressing. Making decisions at the ballot box will now occur three years earlier if this goes into effect.

    Election results would be dependent upon the political views impressed five days per week into young minds during the majority of the waking hours of these teenagers.

  11. More of the same from the liberal left. WHATEVER puts votes in their coffers. Illegal? no problem. Too young to smoke, or drink, or make any other adult decision? Send it. Because young people vote with the media, and are socialist by nature, because they have never had to provide, by and large. When will we wake up and see that communism is knocking at our door? If we don’t begin to question every motive, and use our voting booths to combat this takeover from within, it will soon be feasting on out sweet meats like Venezuela’s…. and where will WE run? Pretty sure Canada has an immigration policy that precludes invasion. Dark days for the fools who sleep on the Democratic machine.

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