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Obama Pushes For Mandatory Voting

Obama Pushes For Mandatory Voting

In an obvious idea to pull more easily manipulated, uneducated, voters into the Democratic party, Obama proposed making voting mandatory.

This would be a win for the socialists as those who are poorer and have less education tend to swing left.

He actually stated that it would help keep money out of politics, but as nicely broken down by Fox News in the video below, the opposite would happen should everyone be forced to vote.

Obama also claimed in his speech yesterday that universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.”

Universal voting would counteract something else as well: Any notion of an informed electorate.

According to the AP:

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.

Less than 37 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2014 midterms, according to the United States Election Project. And a Pew Research Center study found that those avoiding the polls in 2014 tended to be younger, poorer, less educated and more racially diverse.

And the “younger, poorer, less educated and more racially diverse” have one thing in common — they tend to vote for the Democratic Party.

And they do so not because of the candidate or the issues, but because that’s what they’ve been led to believe they should do — vote blindly for any candidate with a “D” behind his name in the misguided impression that they’ve done their civic duty.

Money and politics is a sore issue for Obama. He actually took the time to condemn the U.S. Supreme Court during his 2010 State of the Union address, claiming it had ruled incorrectly in Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission.

In that case, the court opened the doors to unlimited corporate donations by ruling that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political expenditures by non-profit corporations.

From his remarks Wednesday, Obama is still smarting from that decision, although, oddly enough, the Citizens United case helped him win re-election in 2012 through his use of super-PACs.



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