The Young Americans debate whether Americans even younger than they are should be able to vote, an idea that now has the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among others.

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  1. Burwick Chiffswiddle Member
    Burwick Chiffswiddle
    @Kephalithos

    Nic’s argument isn’t so much a case for lowering the voting age as it is a justification for not panicking if (when?) the voting age is lowered. He may be right about youthful apathy, of course, but “law x won’t make a difference” is hardly a reason to pass law x.

    Besides, social media already allows children — or would-be children — to wield disproportionate influence over politics.

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  2. Joe D. Inactive
    Joe D.
    @JosephDornisch

    Count me as a crank. I want the voting aged raised back to 25 and a requirement that you have a net worth of at least $100,000.

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