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42% of eligible voters didn't cast a ballot in the 2016 general election

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/voter-turnout-2016-elections/

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:52 (five months ago) Permalink

if i take the day off i'll lose my job

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:53 (five months ago) Permalink

It's ridiculously difficult to register. My polling place is impossibly far away. It's almost as if someone is doing this on purpose...

President Buttstuff (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

voter suppression
voter intimidation
understaffed/overcrowded polling places

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

donald trump is an asshole. but democrats are stuck up

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

the electoral college

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Politics don't matter

Mordy, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Social studies was stupid and boring.

President Buttstuff (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:59 (five months ago) Permalink

neither candidate supports my views

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 19:04 (five months ago) Permalink

forgot to register in time

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

forgot to send off postal ballot in time

(I've done both of these)

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

I know who says it's because they don't want the government to know their address

Never changed username before (cardamon), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:13 (five months ago) Permalink

My vote won't change anything.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:14 (five months ago) Permalink

*know one, xp

Never changed username before (cardamon), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:19 (five months ago) Permalink

What the fuck is the point of voting if Bernie doesn't win

sleepingbag, Friday, 23 June 2017 19:40 (five months ago) Permalink

There's an election?

jmm, Friday, 23 June 2017 21:30 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

It happened [. . .] because of countless hours of work organizing, knocking on doors, planning, and money to fund it all. It took lots of people simply deciding to take the effort to vote.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/get-real-thoughts-on-last-nights-anti-trump-wave

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"They're all a bunch of crooks."

"I don't follow any of that stuff. I don't know anything about it."

"I'm working three part time jobs and the kid has been sick a lot lately."

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that last one tho... just hold yer voting on the weekend like we do! midweek voting is just nuts

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ppl still wouldn't do it, we need a natl holiday

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Last November, at age 31, the Grammy-winning soul artist voted in his first presidential election. "Politics, I didn't have a personal interest," Miguel admits. "I didn't really care. What is my one vote? That was my attitude."

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You need compulsory voting. People think we're insane for it but it means everyone's had their say at least (for better or worse)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 9 November 2017 23:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

midweek voting is just nuts

Yes, true. But our Tuesday election day for presidential and congressional elections is written in the US Constitution and it would require an amendment to change it.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 10 November 2017 01:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Or expand vote by mail and give people three weeks

Google Murray Blockchain (kingfish), Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

You need compulsory voting. People think we're insane for it but it means everyone's had their say at least (for better or worse)

If there's a section of voters in the last election who voted Trump just because "hey, let's burn the whole thing down" or "it'll make ppl who annoy me angry", how much larger is that contingent going to be if you make voting mandatory?

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:19 (one week ago) Permalink

If we adopted compulsory voting, I guess we'd find out.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink


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