Voter Turnout Is Dismal: Is Mandatory Voting The Solution?

In the 2018 midterm elections, voter turnout repeatedly surfaced as a defining issue for several races. Compared to previous years, Texas saw high voter turnout, despite a meager 53% of Texans showing up to the polls. Beto O’Rourke highlighted this issue as he often referred to Texas as a “non-voting state” rather than a red state. In Georgia, Brian Kemp purged thousands of voters in the state’s gubernatorial race between himself and Stacey Abrams. Abrams has cited this purge as a key reason why she lost the race and is backing an effort to reform Georgia’s electoral system. This...

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