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A pair of Assembly bills designed to bring more young people into the voting booths are being fought by Republicans who worry that too many of those new voters will be liberal Democrats.
One of the measures would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to "preregister" to vote, while the other would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election if they will be 18 by the date of the next general election. Both bills have prompted straight party-line votes, with no hint of GOP support.
While Democrats sponsoring the bills say they are merely good-government measures, studies show that their party would get a major election-day boost if more young voters cast ballots.
Originally posted by The_Alarmist2012
The last thing this country needs is a bunch of young free thinking voters showing up at the polls!
I am not sure which is more disappointing here, the fact that republicans wish to suppress these bills or the fact that some believe they have to create legislation aimed at getting the youth to vote.
Stick to your video games and leave the voting up to your parents and elders kids!