Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) is calling for lowering the federal voting age to 16. In a press conference on Thursday, she told reporters that:



“I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16…I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this, when they’re learning about government, to be able to vote.”

Democratic strategist Jason Nichols, told Fox and Friends that lowering the voting age is not an attempt at increasing Democratic voter rolls, but a way of “expanding our democracy.”

“Young people, as we know, are usually much more open-minded than older people,” Nichols said. “And if Republicans want to challenge for those votes instead of always suppressing votes — whether it’s young people, whether it’s people of color — they need to actually go out and try to recruit new voters.”

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