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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment lowering Voting Age to 18

The Senate passed a Republican Constitutional Amendment intended to make them look not completely anti-voting or pro-evil. Senate Bill 294 would lower the age in the Delaware Constitution for voting from 21 to 18, even though the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution already superseded that Delaware provision. It passed unanimously. The bill now goes to the House for a vote, and if it passes there with a 2/3rds majority, which it should, an identical bill has to be passed again next session of the General Assembly. That is our Delawarean process of amending the Constitution.

Obviously, this outdated provision in the Delaware Constitution is from before the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1971. And of course, there really was no need to amend it, since the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, overruling all conflicting provisions in state constitutions and laws.

I am taking bets on whether or not a Republican House member votes against this. I say at least one. Yearick.

Senate Bill 294 SponsorsYes VotesNo Votes
Richardson, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Wilson, SokolaSenate Passes 21-0. Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh Bonini Hocker Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson
Dukes, Briggs King
Current Status: Sent to the House

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