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February 9, 2013

How about Minimum Voting Requirements for States

By Rob Kall

With some states apparently doing all they can to restrict voting, how about penalizing states that fail to get out the vote?


With some states apparently doing all they can to restrict voting, how about penalizing states that fail to get out the vote?

Look, states get electoral votes based on their population. If a state fails to enable and encourage its population to vote, it is creating a situation where a smaller population is getting greater electoral representation. Perhaps the answer is to require that a state make BEST efforts to get out the vote, to make it easier for people to vote. If a state fails to meet reasonable criteria to maximize voter turnout, the state is penalized and loses one or two or more electoral votes that would have been allocated to it. 

Of course, it would be even better if we dumped the electoral college altogether and went with the popular vote. 

 state with long lines could lose electoral votes by edenpictures

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