AMERICAN NOTES: A Vote for Youth

One of the shrillest cries of the disaffected young has revolved around a lack of legal avenues to change the System. No more. Last Wednesday in an extraordinary evening session, the Ohio house of representatives, by a vote of 81 to 9, made Ohio the 38th state to approve the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. That was sufficient for ratification, which means that 18-to 20-year-olds will be able to vote in all elections, local and state as well as federal.

The states moved with astonishing alacrity, taking only three months and seven days from the time the amendment was first...

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