“Foolish” college students shouldn’t vote
That’s the message of the New Hampshire GOP, who is pushing a pair of bills that would prevent students from voting in their college town.
“Voting as a liberal. That’s what kids do,” said state Speaker William O’Brien. Students lack “life experience,” and “they just vote their feelings.”
Sound familiar? Humboldt County conservatives issue the same complaint when they lose county-wide elections, blaming students at Humboldt State University.
In national elections, young Americans have become a voting bloc to be reckoned with. But you can thank the Republicans for that — Richard Nixon lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971.
[h/t Jen Savage]