| maysay1 wrote:|
| jonesable wrote:|
Well there is a reason why ppl dont vote.
Poor ppl typically don't vote.
Also I need to look again but aren't our voting numbers getting better?
I expect a dip though in the next election
I gotta find the article again...but there was a great one comparing voting in the asian (includes korean, chinese, southeast asian, and pacific islander) community here in los angeles county vs. the black community. Apparently both communities have comparable numbers of people who can't vote (asians because of citizenship, blacks because of felony convictions). But the asian community is much smaller and still had much higher turnout even with the significant burden of language barriers. Which they were able to overcome because several asian-immigrant orgs worked in the communities for like a year before the election so that it wouldn't be an issue.
Black people, with no language barrier, and no citizenship barrier, basically just choose not to vote. It's shameful.
Idk there is a considerable amount of ppl who don't vote at all.
And even that number is improving.
2008 was the highest percentage of voter turnout since 1968 I believe.
2012 there was a decline of 13 million voters.
It's something that affects ppl everywhere.
Hell even places where voting is compulsory dont get 100 percent of the electorate.
But I have bigger issues with the candidates and the system we use to vet candidates and the institution itself than those who choose not to vote
Edited by jonesable - Jan 06 2013 at 3:40pm