Have you noticed that whenever Democrats are having election problems, their first instinct is to create new voters? They’ve tried it with illegal immigrants and refugees, now they’re trying to do it with kids.
And George Soros is helping them, of course.
The Washington Times reports:
Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17
In California, Democratic legislators introduced this week a landmark bill, ACA 10, that would give the Golden State the nation’s youngest statewide voting age by lowering the threshold from 18 to 17 in the name of reversing the slide in voter turnout.
“Young people are our future,” said Democratic Assembly member Evan Low, the measure’s sponsor. “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting.”
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.
Mr. Soros is on board: His Open Society Foundations is among the left-wing philanthropies backing FairVote, which has pushed to allow 17-year-olds who will turn 18 before the general election to vote in presidential primaries and caucuses, a policy now on the books in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Maybe Democrats should focus on policy rather than scheming.
You know, for once.