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Post by redstarline » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:40 pm

Why do half the voters not bother voting?
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Re: Turn Out

Post by grecian » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:09 pm

Because the US is not a Democracy?

(Is there a punchline to the OP?..)

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Post by joeyramone » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:38 pm

redstarline wrote:Why do half the voters not bother voting?



Do you think this is a uniquely US phenomenon?
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Re: Turn Out

Post by eric84 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:14 pm

The whole registration process makes voting in the US a bigger barrier than places with permanent voters lists. I was glad to see the more obvious voter supression tactics of requiring ID, limiting advanced voting, etc. seemed to backfire particularly in battleground states.

The electoral college also doesn't help: if you're in one of the 40 states where the result for the President is already decided, it doesn't provide much of an incentive to vote.
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Re: Turn Out

Post by 2wilzgood » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm

if you're in one of the 40 states where the result for the President is already decided, it doesn't provide much of an incentive to vote.


There are propositions/referendums, the US Senate (2X/six years), local Representative, bond measures, state governance, county governance and bond issues, etc., etc.

Fifty per cent vote because murkans are clueless dough-heads.
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Re: Turn Out

Post by grecian » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:16 pm

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Re: Turn Out

Post by Flobster » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:19 pm

The whole registration process makes voting in the US a bigger barrier than places with permanent voters lists.


Does that mean that you have to register for each election? If not, what's the difference?
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Re: Turn Out

Post by Godjira » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:37 am

It's not hard to register to vote. You just do it the first time you vote, or even if you apply for a driver's license.
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