What a Difference a Vote Makes

17 04 2017

Sacramento

AP:

Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. She was also upset that she couldn’t do anything about it at the ballot box because she was a year shy of being able to vote.

Sainz favors a bill in the California Legislature that would lower the voting age to 17, which she thinks would give a voice to more people affected by the outcome of elections.

Her one vote would have meant that Hillary instead of Trump would have won California, and that would have swung California’s 55 Electoral College votes from OCGE to HRC, and of course, that would have made the difference on which one of them topped 270.

Wait, what?

And all that happened without her vote.

No need to deep dive the rest of this article. I will repeat what I’ve speculated here in the past about efforts on the part of blue states and blue cities to lower the voting age. If they’re not just an example of progressive feelz, then the ulterior motive is to swing the balance of politics within blue states and blue cities. While they’ll all vote for anything with a D next to its name in Presidential and other Federal elections, once the matter of the politics gets to things that only affect them in their blue geography, then they turn on each other, the homeostatic equilibrium is between the true believer hard core thrown in doctrinaire progressives on one side, and the corporatist-monied-gentry neoliberals on the other. We saw that play out here in The STL last month between Lyda and Tish.

Lowering the voting age I think is an attempt by the true believers to bolster the voting ranks of the true believers.

Problem is, even with the voting age at 18, in non-Presidential voting cycles, voters under 30 are a statistical non-entity, and even in Presidential cycles, they’re not much of a presence. So I don’t see what knocking it down to 16 or 17 will matter.

I’ve already stated my proposal about what the voting age should be.

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6 responses

17 04 2017
I

Here lately, my idea of a voter is someone over the age of the thirty five and below the age of 67, a veteran, IQ above 105, male and with children. Those would be requirements in my kingdom.

17 04 2017
Joshua Sinistar

These idiots are always too dumb to see the obvious. Now that Trump has left his Reagan 2.0 act and gone back to the Bush League, this piddling affair of voting and “democracy” may now have lost its value. The “majority-minority” of the younger demographics is about to meet the Cold Reality that Whites are now AWARE of the GENOCIDAL INTENTIONS.

17 04 2017
Alex the Goon

Kalifornia has a population of 40mil, and only 4.4mil (11%) voted for Trump? There is either serious, widespread fraud, or serious, widespread defeatism/apathy on the Right.

17 04 2017
countenance

California’s Republican voters now live in many other states.

17 04 2017
AnAnon

Their votes really don’t matter. unlike Texas, the white vote in CA is split, were it otherwise it would be a red state, and we’d see apathy on the left, but its not.

18 04 2017



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