Nationally, 59 percent of the eligible voting population took part in the election, down from 62 percent in 2008 but still relatively high by recent historical standards. While in 2004 61 percent showed to choose between George W. Bush and John Kerry, only 55 percent voted in the 2000 matchup between Al Gore and Bush and 53 percent voted in the 1996 contest between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.
Hopefully Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United will get some traction.
Then all we need is a law requiring that all citizens vote and we will actually have democratic republic.
One can only wonder what the turnout numbers would look like with Voter ID in place. A Washington Post poll in August 2012 found 74% of Americans support Voter ID.
With the continuing news about events like the Cincinnati poll worker that admitted to voting twice for Obama (but is being investigated for voting 6 times), ACORN’s multiple convictions for voting fraud here in Wisconsin, and the reality that without Voter ID, fraud is difficult to detect and prosecute, there is a problem.
I suppose we should ask the deceased individuals on Wisconsin’s Statewide Voter Registration for their opinion. Personally, I am looking forward to some progress being made by the Milwaukee DA on current voter fraud cases now that they do not have the Walker investigation taking up so much of their time.
Clearly we don’t have more than 62% turnouts because so many people already think they need an ID to vote. They don’t have any and they are afraid of all the legal repercussions that have been flooding the news over the last decade on people who voted without ID. If we actually had voter ID required we would have even less voters because of all the people who would then be frightened in to believing they did not have enough ID.
Wow, I am surprised many people don’t vote because they
already think they need an ID to vote
. I find this truly amazing as over half the States already require some form of Identification.
<a href="http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/elections/voter-id.aspx"> National Conference of State Legislatures</a>
I did try to Google “repercussions of voting without ID” but found nothing. I would really appreciated some more information about people frightened in to believing they did not have enough ID or I have to call BS on this one.
Bill…it was joke. I don’t think 1% of people who vote or don’t vote combined have no form of ID, much less 38% of the populace. Real reason? Try apathy and despair.