Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17

Stung by recent election defeats, Democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire George Soros.

The proposal comes as the most ambitious of a host of efforts to chip away at the 18-year-old voting age as Democrats seek to bring into the fold younger voters, who traditionally support more liberal causes and candidates than do their elders.

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  • kkruger71

    At least this article admits the main reason why they want to do this. Funny how all these changes to voting systems “the people” are pushing for benefit the same side.

  • Maggat

    Can’t someone just whack that S.O.B.

    • His son will take his place.

    • LairdKintyre

      Gladly, all I’d need is a stake garlic cloves and a crucifix.

  • The only reason teenagers today support “Liberal causes” is because the education system is politicized — they are indoctrinated that way from a young age. Education wasn’t politicized in my generation — we learned to think for ourselves.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s only a matter of time before Trump has his showdown with Soros.

  • dapto

    How about 9 George is that a good age for you.

  • Counteroffer: 30. We’ll settle somewhere in the middle.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It should be raised back up to 21, or even 25.
    It was not not lowered to 18 because of the draft at the time, but since there is no draft, why is it still 18?
    18-year-olds are idiots.

  • LairdKintyre

    As Churchill once said, if you aren’t a Liberal By 25 you lack a heart. If you aren’t a Conservative by 35 you lack a brain.

    • Clink9

      Call me heartless but I’ve never been a liberal. Can’t be blamed as I was a kid when Turdo Senior was voted in and I couldn’t stand the creep.

  • Watchman

    Soros helping extend voting privileges at the other end of life, as dead people have already been permitted to vote without question.

  • Art Deco

    This is absurd. Social processes have for decades increasingly delayed the onsent of adult responsibility and he wants to lower the voting age. In the 1920s, most youngsters between their 14th and 18th birthday were not enrolled in high school. It was modal among the wage-earning stratum to leave school and begin working around age 15. Bourgeois youngsters would stay for a full complement of secondary education, but tertiary schooling was decidedly atypical even in that set. As recently as 1980, the number enrolling in 4 year institutions wasn’t much higher than 20% of each age cohort (now it is north of 40%).

    Here’s a suggestion. Institute a payroll tax of 0.1% of earnings (topping off at $2,500 this year, adjustable each year pari passu with changes in nominal incomes). Issue a ticket to every person whose payroll tax payments in the previous calendar year exceeded 0.035% of annual personal income per capita in the U.S. The franchise would be extended to (1) U.S. citizens who’ve passed their 25th birthday and are not incarcerated, on probation, on parole, or carrying undischarged fines and (2) U.S. citizens past their 17th birthday who are in the same state re the legal system and earned a ticket from their payroll tax payments. You’d enfranchise Army privates and other young people earning a living while leaving the juvenile okupiers without the franchise.

    • Art Deco

      Excuse me, topping off at $250 per year.

  • WalterBannon

    ignorant and indoctrinated children are easier for the left to manipulate