Guest post by Aleister
Bernie Sanders is doing extremely well with Millennials by promising them free college, so naturally he wants as many of them to vote as possible.
He’s even suing in Ohio to allow 17 year-olds to vote.
The Hill reports:
Sanders sues to allow 17-year-olds to vote in Ohio
Bernie Sanders’s campaign has filed a lawsuit against Ohio’s secretary of state to allow 17-year olds to vote in the Democratic primary on March 15, according to a CNN report.
Sanders’s campaign manager told reporters in Michigan on Tuesday that Republican Jon Husted, who is Ohio’s secretary of State, has changed the rules to make it so that those who are currently 17, but will be 18 by the time of the November general election, cannot vote in the state’s primaries.
“The secretary of state has decided to disenfranchise people who are 17 but will be 18 by the day of the general election,” Weaver said, according to CNN. “Those people have been allowed to vote under the law of Ohio, but the secretary of state of the state of Ohio has decided to disenfranchise those people to forbid them from voting in the primary that is coming up on March 15.”
Sanders has galvanized the support of many young liberal voters, and routinely thumps Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among voters under the age of 40. Clinton generally dominates Sanders among older voters.
Give Sanders some credit.
He knows how to pander to his “we want free stuff” base almost as well as Obama.