"Vote early, vote often" has long been the Democrats motto, and in that vein the great state of Illinois has opened the doors to early - and likely fraudulent - voting.
According to the Belleville News Democrat:
"A new Illinois law permits 17-year-olds to register and vote in a primary election if they will be 18 by the general election in November. It took effect on Jan. 1, and both students went to register at the county clerks' offices on Jan. 2."
So, Illinois is going to allow under-aged voters to interfere with a primary election.
I wonder how they are going to square this with the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution which states:
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Please note; it does not say that someone under the age of 18 is permitted to vote. It specifically states "who are 18 years of age or older". And the Constitution is what determines the law here, not a Democratic-controlled state legislature and governorship. The Left has been telling us for decades that we had to suck it up when Federal Law trumped state law, and they have paraded the Supremacy Clause every time we have argued for the Tenth Amendment, but now, in the interest of handing Democrats even more power, the states are trying to circumvent the Constitution and Federal election law.
But in modern America "fairness" seems to trump everything else. According to the article:
"It's only fair and just to give the teens who will vote for these candidates the right to help pick which candidates they will have the option to vote for," Chad said. "Government and politics ... will affect us throughout our entire lives, and affect us now in real and serious ways."
Cameron Stewart of Edwardsville registered to vote at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Mount Joy Baptist Church last month. The League of Women Voters and Edwardsville NAACP were holding a voter registration drive, focusing on the young people. Cameron will turn 18 on Oct. 9, just in time for the general election, and looks forward to voting for the first time in March."
Teenagers are notoriously simplistic in their approach to politics, and with the aid of a leftist teacher's union will be apt to vote Democratic. Those pushing this bill know that.
Why stop at 17? For that matter, how will we know these kids ARE eligible to cast this vote? After all, we have been told that asking for an i.d. at the polls is tantamount to voter suppression. Clearly verifying that a child is 17 will not be permissible.
That is, of course, the whole point. This is another ACORN/OBama style voting scam.