(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The View co-host Sunny Hostin made the outrageous claim that Republicans are working to raise the voting age to 28 after the results of the midterms, where younger demographics largely voted for Democrats.
“When you look at the youth voter turnout in the 2022 midterms, they delivered key wins for the Democrats,” Hostin said. “Younger voters aged 18 to 29, which by the way, now the Republicans want to raise the voting age to 28.”
“Younger voters were the only voter group by age to overwhelmingly support Democrats in the midterms,” she added.
According to the Daily Caller, Hostin is correct that a large majority of young voters supported Democrat candidates, with 63% of them voting for Left-leaning House candidates.
However, Hostin did not specify which Republican she was citing with her voting age concerns—no GOP politicians have made statements even referencing the age limit.
Conservative radio host Peter Schiff asked his Twitter followers via poll if the voting age should be raised to 28.
When the voting age was 21 by that age most voters were married, had kids, and had been out of school and in the workforce for 8 years. Today most 18 year olds never had a job and still live with their parents. Let's raise the voting age to 28. If I was still 18 I'd support this.
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) November 8, 2022
Democrats received the majority of the vote between ages 18-29, according to exit polls. The polls signaled that abortion was the top issue for young people, closely followed by gun control and crime.
Republicans fell short of expectations of the red wave, but appear ready to gain control of the House, and may still win a tie in the Senate.
Georgia’s GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker will face off with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock in a December runoff election that will determine whether the Dems win a majority or the senate remains a 50-50 split.
Hostin, who made this outlandish claim offhand, does not appear to be joking. The audience did not laugh.
“The Republican party has to get with it,” Hostin concluded. “They are dying out and they are being replaced by the young.”
The 26th Amendment to the constitution lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971.