Posted Sep 14, 2010 16:29 UTC (Tue) by dskoll
In reply to: Citizen Linus
Parent article: Citizen Linus
Because it stimulates people to think about and to take part in political issues
How do you know that? Maybe people just vote randomly to avoid the penalties.
it makes voter suppression a lot harder
Is voter suppression a real problem in the US? (It isn't in Canada, and I don't think it is nowadays in the US.)
There are plenty of good reasons for it,
The Wikipedia article gives plenty of reasons. I don't think they're all good reasons, though. Many of them are just assertions without any data to back them up.
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