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Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:I dunno. My personal voter turnout was 100%. I am only responsible for me.
Also, I don't mind making decisions for the nitwits too irresponsible or lazy to go vote for themselves. They can just put up with whatever decisions I help make. Serve 'em right.
Shapley wrote:My view is that if you aren't informed on the issues, I'd rather you not vote. I don't really care if they agree with me or not, but I do want them to know what it is their vote is for. I prefer that the vote be about the issues, not about who was the cutest, or who paid the most for the vote. The AARP was running ads for their website dontvote.com that sent the same message.
It has long been common practice in this area to buy votes from the uninformed. People will cast their vote for $5 or a bottle of beer. We had a campaign worker go to jail for it a few years back (the candidate, of course, knew nothing about it and was shocked that it happened ). I was paid $5 for my vote the first time I voted, I was eighteen and, as they say, "everyone did it". (I note that the price hasn't gone in all the years since then!)
I don't understand the mentality of those who study the issues and then don't vote. "Send a message"?? Yeah, right.
I blame negative campaigning on the majority of voter apathy.
quote=Shapley. Dai Bread lives halfway around the globe and beat the average score. V/R Shapley
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