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September 27, 2017

An article by Pew Research Center recently noted that, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures, less than 56 percent of voting age citizens actually voted in the 2016 presidential election.

The Bureau estimates that of the 245.5 million Americans who were eligible to vote, only 157.6 million ultimately did so.

There are mandatory voting laws in more than two-dozen countries, and some would argue that it is every citizen’s civic duty to enter the process and enact change through the mechanism of voting. They go on to say that votes reflect the “will of the people” and that policy is...

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