Newsmaker, Aug. 22, 2008: Gene Mullin

The state Assemblymember’s bill that would have amended the California Constitution to allow 17-year-olds to vote in the state’s primary if they turned 18 by the November general election has been defeated. The South San Francisco Democrat’s measure fell 14 votes short Thursday of the two-thirds majority needed for approval. Republicans balked at the change, saying it would weaken the integrity of the elections process.

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