I got a text message from some "Get Out the Vote" group.
Mon Nov 5, 2018 11:51am (XFF:

They wanted to know if I'd help get out the word or drive people to the polls or.....

Oh hell, let me find it on my phone:

"Hey SES, I'm Meg at #VoteTogether! We're
working to increase voter participation
with voting parties! Interested in hosting
a party in your area?"

SES: "No thanks. If people have no interest in voting they shouldn't be encouraged to vote"

"There are tons of ways to get involved,
like volunteering, donating, or attending
a party near you."

SES: "If people aren't engaged enough to figure out how to vote (it isn't rocket science), then they shouldn't be voting. Have fun."

  • There are a number of problems with Sprout, Thu Nov 1 1:27pm
    "compulsory" voting. 1. What is the value of a vote by someone who doesn't want to vote? Is there vote a considered vote? Or is it just marking the first block on the page because they are required... more
    • I got a text message from some "Get Out the Vote" group. — SES, Mon Nov 5 11:51am
    • Ask Australia. Ask the Netherlands.SJW, Thu Nov 1 3:17pm
      How about forcing those who don't vote to have their lives run by the tangerine tornado. Haven't checked much on who is subsidizing who, have you? My permanent residence is abroad, but as a citizen I ... more
      • You tell us. It was your proposal.Sprout, Thu Nov 1 3:51pm
        What is the penalty for failure to vote? And I notice you didn't address the qualitative question either.
        • ...enough to just puke something up and let it drip through the cracks. "EVERYONE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO VOTE AAAHHH!!!" Ok. How would that work? "AAAHHH!!! STOP AXING ME QUESTIONS!!! I DON'T KNOW!!!... more
        • As for qualitative issues. Having a large enough minority who actually voted for Trump, it can't possibly get worse.
          • What about the poor?Sprout, Mon Nov 5 9:08am
            Those who are least able to afford the time and travel to go and vote are the same who would be most hurt by the fines. "It can't possibly get worse" - Certainly you assume that. You seem to feel... more
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