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Fox News Host Slams Young Female Voters

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 04:10 PM

A Fox News host is being called out for entering the so-called "war on women" with remarks about what she described as under-informed young women voters.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a co-host of "The Five," said Tuesday that young women should be excused from midterm election voting so "they could go back on Tinder and match.com, Mediaite reported.

Her seeming off-the-cuff slap at a younger generation came as the panel were discussing Democrat election strategies and what some have described as a "war on women" backfiring this election cycle, Mediaite noted.

The remarks came after her co-host Greg Gutfield began a discussion on why younger women, as a trend, tended to vote for Democratic candidates.

"Married women tend to be more conservative, but that also correlates with age. And with age comes wisdom and it’s a known fact that the older you get the more conservative you get," he said.

Guilfoyle, a former assistant district attorney, compared the demographic's outlook to jury selection, noting young women often lack "life experience" that allows them to make solid decisions.

"It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it!" Guilfoyle said. "They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world."

Republicans have attempted this election cycle to ramp up outreach to younger women and minorities. A series of ads from the College Republican National Committee, called "Say Yes to the Candidate" and modeled on the wedding reality show "Say Yes to the Dress" were geared at raising youth interest in key gubernatorial races.

Those fell flat, according to the first female president of the Young Democrats of America, writing in the Huffington Post earlier this month. Atima Omara, who is also the group's first black president, described them as "tone deaf and sexist."

According to Pew Research's Center for the People and the Press, Democrats hold strong advantage among youth voters, who "express more liberal attitudes on a range of issues."

Noted Pew: "Voters under 30 were as likely to identify as Democrats in the 2012 exit poll as they had been in 2008 (44 percent now, 45 percent then). And they are the only age group in which a majority said that the government should do more to solve problems."

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A Fox News host is being called out for entering the so-called "war on women" with remarks about what she described as under-informed young women voters.
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