North Dakota could introduce new rule for aging lawmakers

North Dakota voters will decide on a measure that could impose age limits for members of Congress

In the state’s Tuesday primary, North Dakota will vote on Measure 1, which would bar residents from being elected or appointed to serve in the House of Representatives or the Senate who are over the age of 81. If nothing else, it could be an opportunity to gauge how middle America views age limits. 

​​“Most people think it’s common sense that politicians should retire at some point,” Jared Hendrix, a Republican politician in Fargo, North Dakota, who led efforts to gather signatures, told the New York Times. “I think it’s very possible that if we pull this off here, other states will follow.”

The Constitution currently makes no restriction on age limits, but it
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