Just How Young Should Voters Be? Part IV: Assessing Adolescents’ Electoral Competence

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  1. Ken Arromdee says:

    My comment about parents wasn’t about parents influencing their children in the sense of teaching the kids politics and the kids voluntarily choosing a candidate based on political beliefs they learned from their parents.

    It was about parents’ ability to use their physical control over the child to forcibly affect the vote of children who disagree with them. The parent could forcibly keep the child in the house on election day. The parent could also punish the child for voting the wrong way (given that parents are good at detecting lies by children and given that some children may be reluctant to lie).