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Blaze Poll: Obama Proposes 'Mandatory Voting' -- What Do You Think?


"...increasing the voter participation rate to between 70-80 percent would be "transformative."

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The topic of voting rights dominated President Obama's recent speech to students at the University of Chicago Law School. Repeating something he has mentioned in the past, Obama floated the idea of making voting a requirement.

The president told students, “Maybe the single biggest change that we could make in our political process that would reduce some of the polarization, make people feel more invested and restore integrity to the system is just make sure everybody is voting."

By making sure "everybody is voting," Obama meant mandatory voting. Obama cited Australia's mandatory voting law and speculated that increasing the voter participation rate to between 70 and 80 percent would be "transformative."


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