Obama: Voting Should be Compulsory

The Organizer is for compulsory voting. From AP:

WASHINGTON –  They say the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. President Barack Obama wants to add one more: voting.

Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on Wednesday. Asked about the influence of money in U.S. elections, Obama digressed into the topic of voting rights and said the U.S. should be making it easier for people to vote.

Just ask Australia, where citizens have no choice but to vote, the president said.

Do I believe that, if for a second,The Organizer would be for compulsory voting if its biggest impact was to increase the white vote?

No, I do not.

Here’s The Organizer’s favorite word – “transformative” – and his favorite Alinsky-ite tactic: demonizing conservative whites:

“If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Obama said, calling it “potentially transformative.” Not only that, Obama said, but universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.”

Disproportionately, Americans who skip the polls on Election Day are younger, lower-income and more likely to be immigrants or minorities, Obama said. “There’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls,” he said in a veiled reference to voter identification laws in a number of states.


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