While discussing money in politics on Wednesday, President Obama broached a topic normally confined to academic circles: A law requiring people to vote.
“In Australia, and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting,” Obama said while taking questions at the City Club of Cleveland. “It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything.”
Over the years, a variety of political scientists have mused on the idea of requiring people to vote, citing the consistently poor turnout in U.S. elections. Critics have questioned the practicality of passing and enforcing such a requirement; others say that freedom also means the freedom not to do something.
As Obama noted, however, other countries to do have mandatory voting laws.
Read more: USA Today
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