Friday, August 11, 2006

A Modest Proposal: "Vote - or Else"

Norman Ornstein's op-ed in today's NYT laments the low voter turnout in the Connecticut primary, and across the country, and suggests an interesting solution: mandatory voting. It's not going to happen, as Ornstein is quick enough to acknowledge, but it's an intriguing idea and his discussion of the pernicious effect that non-voting has on the political process are spot on.


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