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Old 03-07-2016, 11:22 AM
Location: Denver CO
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In Ohio, as in 21 other states and the District of Columbia, if you will turn 18 years old by the time of the general election, you are permitted to participate in your state’s caucus or primary.

Yet the Buckeye State reversed course and 17-year-olds will no longer be able to vote in the state’s presidential primary on March 15.
Now, 17-Year-Olds In Ohio Won't Be Allowed To Vote In This Month's Primary | ThinkProgress

Even though on the Democratic side, these 17 year olds would most likely support Sanders over Hillary, I'm opposed to anything that disenfranchises those who by law should have the right to express their political opinion. And 17 years old by law should have the ability to participate in their state's primary and not have one word painfully parsed to deny them that right.

Shame on you, Jon Husted.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:31 AM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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And? It is not an election, it is a nomination. No one has a "right" to select a nominee of a particular party. The state and/or party are well within their rights to set the parameters. They can register and vote in the general election.
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