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Letter: Why not raise the voting age?

 

July 12, 2019



A recent Harry’s Gang column in the Cloquet Pine Knot News addressed the topic of who should be allowed to vote. Most of the article focused on criminal activity as it pertains to voting rights being restricted.

What I found interesting was the fact that the author asked some people if 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote. I think the question should be: Should 18-year-olds continue to be allowed to vote?

Recently both Duluth and Hermantown have raised the age to purchase tobacco goods to 21. The Minnesota Department of Health website reads: “Raising the minimum tobacco sales age...



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