GOP Presidential Candidate Calls for Voting Age to Be Raised to 25

Ohio businessman and 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is touting a plan he says will spark patriotism in young voters. Ramaswamy is proposing a “Civic Duty Voting” Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“The United States faces a 25 percent recruitment deficit in the military, and just 16 percent of Gen Z say they’re proud to be American. The absence of national pride is a serious threat to our Republic’s survival,” Ramaswamy wrote on his website.
Under the plan, which he calls “Civic Duty Voting,” 18- to 25-year-olds would be allowed to vote if they served at least six months in the military or as a first responder—police officer, firefighter, EMT, etc.—or passed the same citizenship test that immigrants must pass in the naturalization process….

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