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How the U.S. Can Get Better Voters

We don’t need more voters, we need better voters

Voter turnout in the United States gets brought up every election.  During the last presidential election voter turnout was barely above 50%, the midterm turnout was so abysmal its not even worth mentioning.   445 more words

Current Events

Obama not calling for mandatory voting

White House press flack Josh Earnest today sought to explain that President Obama isn’t calling for a specific law to require Americans to vote.

Hey, I get what the president said. 266 more words

Barack Obama

Mandatory voting? Bad idea, Mr. President

President Obama believes big money has too much influence in determining who gets elected.

I agree with him.

He also suggests that mandatory voting is a constructive reform that would counteract big money’s pervasive idea. 233 more words

Barack Obama

Do Better: Razor-Thin Margins Decide SA Elections

The March 17 Student Assembly (SA) elections do not deserve a laudatory article that loftily states that SA members will now turn over a new leaf, buckle down and get to work. 1,255 more words

Campus & Local

ESPLOST passes; referendum costs estimated to be at least $10,000

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The Griffin-Spalding County School System ESPLOST referendum has passed.

With a turnout of only 8.4 percent, 68.38 percent of the voters, or 1,981, supported the referendum while 31.62 percent, or 916 voters opposed it. 29 more words

Top Stories

Voting expert Curtis Gans dies of lung cancer

American voters may not know Curtis Gans, but he studied their habits closely to become one of the nation’s top experts on turnout and civic engagement. 253 more words

Talkers

Activist, Voter Turnout Expert Curtis Gans Dies At 77

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curtis Gans, a liberal activist, journalist and recognized expert on voter turnout in the United States, has died. He was 77.

Gans, a northern Virginia resident, died of lung cancer Sunday night at a hospital in Frederick, Maryland, said his only son, Aaron Gans. 243 more words

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