Making sure no rational person cares

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:30 am

Yeah, that spending on ads is not exactly aimed at getting people to vote.

 

Late Night: Why Millennials Don’t Vote and What To Do About It

By: Monday June 9, 2014 8:00 pm

More than half of respondents in this survey, released by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said they think elected officials don’t share their priorities, and almost two-thirds said elected officials seem motivated by selfish reasons. Less than a quarter of the millennials polled said they will definitely be voting in November

Tom Perkins Calls for End to Universal Suffrage

By: Friday February 14, 2014 10:25 am

Tom Perkins, member and apparently self-appointed spokesman for the top 1%, has moved beyond claiming those that support progressive taxation are Nazis and on to calling for an end to universal suffrage.

From a plush chair at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Perkins said those who can not pay taxes should not be able to vote and those who pay more taxes should have more votes.

Voters, we can’t have too many of those

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:30 am

Well it’s another off-year election day, and what better day than for people who do not actually want voters to, y’know vote.

Extending the Vote to Teens

By: Friday October 25, 2013 7:12 pm

In case you missed it, 16-year olds can now vote in local elections in Takoma Park, MD beginning this November. (Audio clip at link below.) Research indicates that earlier voting may help build stronger turnout among younger voters. Federal elections require a voter to be 18 years of age in the US.**

Passive depressive

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 1:30 am

As the Robert’s Court five-conservative majority pretty much guaranteed a future of Voting ID and a new incentive (they needed one?) for the GOP to have absolutely no minority outreach at all…one surprising voice called out

It’s like there’s an agenda or something…

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 1:30 am

I suppose it is only natural that within the effort to gut the Voting Rights Act — one of the most successful pieces of legislation in history — there is an agenda to eliminate voting rights entirely — well for one type of voter.

Obviously, the problem with voting is too many voters

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 1:30 am

I’m just an old guy, but I remember when high voter turnout was something that a state was proud of.

The Advantages of Absentee Ballots

By: Sunday November 11, 2012 5:00 pm

Absentee ballots are increasingly being used throughout the United States. They are especially popular in the West Coast; elections are entirely absentee-ballot in Oregon and Washington, for instance.

The general reasoning behind absentee ballots are that they increase voter turn-out. The theory goes that voters too busy on election day can vote before the election. Absentee ballots make voting simpler, people say. If it is true that absentee ballots increase voter turn-out, then this would be a substantial advantage.

There is another great advantage to absentee ballots, however. Absentee ballots enable voters to make informed decisions, especially about local elections and measures which nobody has heard of.

Respectable Murderers: An Open Letter to Dan Ellsberg

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 12:43 pm

Dear Dan,

You and I are getting ready to tape a debate on the question of whether to vote for Obama (in “swing states”). It will air on Lila Garrett’s “Connect the Dots” show on KPFK next Monday. I’m looking forward to it, if for no other reason, because I think our public discourse lacks much serious debate between people who respect each other’s intentions. I have nothing but respect for you and believe you mean nothing but the best in advocating votes for Obama. You honestly believe I was catastrophically wrong to vote for Jill Stein in Virginia, as I’ve done, and I honestly believe you are horrendously misguided to be expending your valuable energy trying to get others to vote for Obama. And yet we’ll be friends through this and regardless of whether one or both of us ever change our minds.

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