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originally posted by: Sostratus
How could there be mandatory voting without voter id?
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: xuenchen
More Insanity from the Mouth of Da Prez . Does this Guy even still know what Country he is the Head of ? Hint.....it's NOT North Korea............
originally posted by: Flesh699
I don't particularly see bad from his comments. I don't like any presidents but he has a point. Less and less are voting and more and more money decides elections. People get the government they deserve under a democracy.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Talking at a town hall meeting, Obama says mandatory voting would be good.
He cited a few things like maybe the money impact on elections would ease, but the standout statement was:
"It would be transformative if everybody voted"
(new word "transformative")
I wonder what the IRS fines would be for not voting?
Always something with Obama.
You have to read the ballot so you can find out who to vote for !!
Obama Now Calling For Mandatory Voting in the U.S.
On Wednesday, Barack Obama was speaking at a town-hall event in Cleveland, Ohio when he openly endorsed the idea of mandatory voting laws.
The President mentioned the idea while in a dialogue about putting restraints on the influence that campaign donations and finances have on U.S. elections.
“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” said the politician who raised over a billion – with a B – dollars during each of his two presidential runs. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”
How would that work in the U.S. ?
originally posted by: MrSpad
So the President "mentions" how if everybody was required to vote that it would transforn our election system. So of course somebody turns that into Obama calling mandatory voting.
Does anybody anything beyond sill titles any more. Clearly if everybody had to vote we would have a very different system. Nobody could gather enough money to target everybody.
"In Australia and some other countries, there's mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country, because the people who tend not to vote are young; they’re lower income; they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups; and they’re often the folks who are — they’re scratching and climbing to get into the middle class. And they’re working hard, and there’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls. We should want to get them into the polls. So that may end up being a better strategy in the short term.