Once Upon a Time, the GOP Backed More People Voting

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Once Upon a Time, the GOP Backed More People Voting

(Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

Old enough to fight, old enough to vote. That was the battle cry that 50 years ago won 18-year-olds the right to vote. March 23 is the golden anniversary of the passage in the House of Representatives of the 26th Amendment, which extended the franchise to 11 million young Americans age 18 to 21, a significant historical event so overlooked that some call it “the forgotten amendment.”

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