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Sanders wins: Ohio judge rules 17-year-olds can vote on election day

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: reldra




I was very much interested and involved.


Good for you!

I was too busy working, chasing girls, acting like a normal teenager


I started working at 14. I lied about my age to work 30 hrs a week. I was definitely 'chasing boys'. A normal teenager can be interested in who the President might be too.




posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Swills




Neo is against voting, that what's your op tells me.


Then someone hasn't been reading.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: neo96


Lol's the percent of 17 yr olds that will be 18 before the election will devastate the election results and bring never ending socialism to The United States of America. Divided states much?

These 17 yr olds voting, will ultimately turn the US of A into a full blown communist nation, in no time at all.

Why would a judge ever allow this, oh 17 yr olds were allowed to vote until just this year, sneaky voter suppression thingy....


....o i c !





posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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The ironic thing about 17 year old kids?

I'd bet a lot of them know MORE about how the US political system works than most people in their 30's, 40's, and 50's ...

I had to take US Gov. as a class my Sophomore year and pass with a "C" or better...otherwise I'd have to take it again. This was public school BTW around 1998 or so.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom



I'd bet a lot of them know MORE about how the US political system works than most people in their 30's, 40's, and 50's ...


I doubt that.

Cause some of us were smart snips in civics class and were forced to write out the entire book as punishment.




posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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edit on 12-3-2016 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Swills




Neo is against voting, that what's your op tells me.


Then someone hasn't been reading.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Someone sure hasn't and that someone is you. Did you know that they were allowed to vote up until recently when some Ohio republicans tried to change it?

thinkprogress.org...




In Ohio, as in 21 other states and the District of Columbia, if you will turn 18 years old by the time of the general election, you are permitted to participate in your state’s caucus or primary.
Yet the Buckeye State reversed course and 17-year-olds will no longer be able to vote in the state’s presidential primary on March 15.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s directive, in the 2015 election manual, states that these young voters cannot vote because the presidential primary election being held on March 15 will elect delegates, who then go to the conventions of their parties to vote on a nominee. The difference, the Republican Secretary of State says, is between “electing” and “nominating.”




“I was astonished to learn that 17-year-old Ohioans who will legally become adults before the November election are now being prohibited from having a say in the direction of their country at the presidential ballot box during the primary. Ohio’s pro-voter practice that welcomes young adults into the process has been on the books since 1981,” she said in a statement.


Is it any wonder you support a Republican trying to take voting rights away?

Nope.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Well the thing is 17 year olds could vote in Ohio primaries up until May of 2015 then the Secretary of State changed it. So...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: Swills




Is it any wonder you support a Republican trying to take voting rights away?


Midway through the primaries!

Better than a democrat trying to take away me second amendment RIGHT.

See THIS thread:

Bernie Sanders Calls for All Guns Not Used Specifically for Hunting to be Outlawed!

Was there a point there?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

Well the thing is 17 year olds could vote in Ohio primaries up until May of 2015 then the Secretary of State changed it. So...


So Sanders doesn't like STATE RIGHTS then.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: neo96

What's funny is your argurment is that you claim Sanders is trying to change the rules during an election when in fact it's an Ohio republican trying to change the rules during an election. It's his recent change that was overturned.

But he's a republican so of course you support him tooth and nail.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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This may not be a very popular opinion, but , in all honesty I believe that the voting age should be moved back to 21. Today's 18-21 year olds have neither the life experience nor the maturity that they did 30-40-50 years ago. The only thing they have an advantage with is information, and information is useless unless one knows what to do with it.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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He'll get more of the 25-and-under vote than Hillary.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: neo96

What's funny is your argurment is that you claim Sanders is trying to change the rules during an election when in fact it's an Ohio republican trying to change the rules during an election. It's his recent change that was overturned.

But he's a republican so of course you support him tooth and nail.


Was that 'republican' LOSING ?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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Amendment XXVI Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


www.law.cornell.edu...

Hmmm.

The 26th amendment.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: deadlyhope




It's their future they are voting for, so why not?


Just what the hell do they have to be concerned about.

Most still living under mommy and daddies roofs.

Most are going to college thanks to the student loan debt that accounts for over 1 trillion dollars in DEBT.

And thanks to the ACA they don't have any health insurance concerns since they are covered until the age of 25.


Young people still have a social conscience, but I understand what you mean. They don't pay into the system, so why should they have a vote?

Lots of the elites do not pay into the system, but then why should they, when it's their system?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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Who on earth do you think coddles them?

Older people are to blame for almost every problem we have.

From giving kids participation trophies to starting wars for oil reasons... Its all the older people.

17 year Olds are going to reflect their parents and grandparents, but are still young enough to not be set in their ways.. . Either you think everyone is hopeless, or you might concede to the fact that 17 year Olds are not stuck in their crappy ways yet, and can actually think for themselves. You seem to just turn on Fox news to get your opinion, while they have a real shot of having a real thought of their own and make change.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: neo96


Amendment XXVI Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


www.law.cornell.edu...

Hmmm.

The 26th amendment.


That is correct Neo. But that does not necessarily apply to party processes in which states can decide to allow 17 year old individuals to take part in the party primary process, if they are going to be of legal voting age in time to vote for the general election.

I really fail to see what the issue here is.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: introvert

That's cheating and we all know it.

Anyone already eighteen should be able to vote in the primaries.

If that is so acceptable then anyone gets to buy a handgun at 20 because they are turning 21.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: neo96

As if that matters. Fact, Ohio Republcian tried to change the voting age during an election and you blamed it on Sanders.

Typical and despicable.

Btw, last I saw Sanders was closing in on Clinton in Ohio.



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