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Should voting be mandatory in the U.S.?


President Obama said Wednesday mandatory voting would be "transformative", referencing a potential change in how money is spent in campaigns. There might be less vying to get certain groups to come to the polls, but more to get certain groups to change their vote. How would requiring eligible adults to vote change American politics? Would it serve the American public? Would it benefit certain groups of people over others?

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 2 years ago

    Thank YOU! Intelligent answer! Obama is not a president but a DICTATOR!


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 2 years ago

    Well said,could be a reason why for over two hundred years we have not made voting mandatory.Again Obama blew it, like immigration he should have proposed this when he had control of congress if he was serious about it. Lame as lameduck can be.


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    James Packard (JPac1) 2 years ago

    I like your idea about paying the voters! :) Wouldn't that be nice...

    I wonder... is the issue ignorance? If voters were more invested in getting to the bottom of political debates... understanding proposals, wouldn't content and dialogue improve?

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 2 years ago

    Well said gm! But the Democrat Party which hasbeen taken over by the left wing "progressives", needs an uneducated uninformed public to stay in control, which is all they care about, the power NOT the people.


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    James Packard (JPac1) 2 years ago

    Would requiring people to vote bring people who don't know what they're doing or how to do it to the polls? How would you make sure people are voting with good information?


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    Yes Dear (lovemychris) 2 years ago

    Bravo!


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 2 years ago

    +++++ in agreement! Welcome to the USSA!


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    James Packard (JPac1) 2 years ago

    I'm curious what you think the media will contribute to this discussion that might cause it to fail?


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    James Packard (JPac1) 2 years ago

    Why? Does it not violate a right to refuse to vote? Can a democratic government mandate participation in the voting process?