Attention Deficit Democracy Cured?

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Maybe the Justice Department can cure this Attention Deficit Democracy problem by proposing an amendment to the Voting Rights Act to protect the calendar-impaired voters.   Maybe the feds could require states to count the votes of those who are clueless about when Election Day occurs?

Actually, some states might already be moving in that direction with the hustle for automatic voting.

Or am I inadvertently slandering Oregon here?

[Thanks to Thaves for another great Frank & Ernest cartoon]


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8 Responses to Attention Deficit Democracy Cured?

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 5, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    We get weeks and weeks to vote with the vote-by-mail, and since the ballots will now arrive automatically you have plenty of time to mark them up and then be sure to leave them sitting on the credenza until the day after elections. But I’m not sure why they bother to count the votes outside the Portland Metro Area, since those will be pretty much what decide how the state goes politically.

  2. Jim October 5, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    It’s important to have a process that appears inclusive. That way the winners will have legitimize absolute power over everyone who could have voted.

    • The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Plus when you make it as easy as possible you get more Low Information Voters weighing in on stuff. And since they’re going to tend to vote for whoever’s name they most remember….

  3. Jim October 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    That hasn’t hurt Trump so far

    • The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 7, 2015 at 10:30 am #

      I’d say that “remember the name” plus “saying a lot of stuff that people are thinking but afraid to say themselves” accounts for about 100% of his percentage….

  4. Jim October 7, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Here is a positive assessment of Trump’s foreign policy views from Antiwar’s Justin Raimondo –

    I don’t know if Trump’s opposition to the prevailing Syrian idiocy is boosting his support, but… at least he’s far better than Hillary on this issue.

  5. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 7, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    I’ll get more excited when it becomes a felony to make campaign promises and not fulfill them. And a misdemeanor for anyone who repeats them or votes based on them, if not fulfilled by the candidate.

    • Jim October 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

      I’ve been on the edge of my chair waiting for that to happen since 1983.