Did AOC Propose Capping Legal Voting Age at 65?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

  • Published 20 May 2020

Claim

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a bill that would cap the legal voting age at 65.

Rating

Labeled Satire
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Origin

On Jan. 18, 2020, Taters Gonna Tate published an article stating that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had proposed a bill that would cap the legal voting age at 65:

Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Bill Capping Legal Voting Age at 65

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Cortez is the author of congressional bill OU812 which would place an upper age-limit on legal voting within the United States to 65. After that age, no citizen would be able to register or even visit a local polling place, and all people currently above that mark would be permanently struck from the rolls immediately.

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