Troy, MI – Perry Johnson, Republican presidential candidate and third place finisher in CPAC’s straw poll, released a statement criticizing Vivek Ramaswamy after he publicized his intent to raise the voting age from 18 to 25 years of age.

Johnson said, “If you want to find an immediate way to alienate young voters, tell them they can’t vote and tell 18- to 24-year-olds they are not adult citizens. Our focus needs to be on making sure we stop the indoctrination of our children with radical left-wing ideologies, not amending the Constitution to call more people children.”

Ramaswamy’s proposal would require making changes to the 26th Amendment. It would also, in part, require that American citizens aged 18 to 24 take a civics test in order to gain the right to vote.