by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly embracing radical policies as they jockey for position in their party’s crowded primary. …
… Packing The Supreme Court
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke have all expressed their openness to expanding the Supreme Court, in order to counter a slim conservative majority. Left-wing activist groups have pressured Democrats to support court-packing, after they were unsuccessful in stopping Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Lowering Voting Age To 16
Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii voted for legislation in March that would have lowered the federal voting age to 16. …
… Forcing Schools To Let Male Athletes Compete On Girls’ Teams
Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, Gabbard and Gillibrand all support the Equality Act, which would require schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. …
… Abolishing Electoral College
Abolishing the electoral college is another idea being taken seriously by 2020 Democrats. “Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” Warren said in a CNN town hall in March.