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Argentina Lowers Voting
Age as Fernandez Tries to
Regain Footing

Bloomberg, by Eliana Raszewski

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Posted By:Muncsdad, 11/1/2012 11:20:42 AM

Argentine lawmakers approved a bill lowering the country’s voting age, a move that could rally youth support as President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner tries to revert a slide in her popularity ahead of congressional elections next year. The lower house approved the bill in a 131-to-2 vote yesterday, converting Argentina into one of only a handful of nations where 16-year-olds can vote. The government-backed bill, which passed the Senate in early October, allows young people to cast ballots two years before voting becomes mandatory at age 18.

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Wow. I'm actually surprised Obama didn't try this.

Just shows what happens when Socialists get really desperate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/1/2012 12:35:34 PM     (No. 8979844)

obama already has the dead and illegals voting. If given a 2nd term, he will go down to 6 year olds (you think they have them brain-washed with those nutty songs for nothing?)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 11/1/2012 2:15:23 PM     (No. 8980115)

18-year-olds can barely think for themselves.
16-year-olds shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a ballot box.
Argentina is looking to become a banana republic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Niedermeyer, 11/1/2012 3:10:31 PM     (No. 8980249)

Voting should be lowered to 14 in the US. 14 is the legal age when you can legally work and pay taxes. If you can show that you pay taxes, then you should be able to vote. Otherwise, it is taxation without representation.

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