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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:02 AM

8. It's too easy to characterize the problem as 'apathy' and plays into corrupt conservative hands IMO

Yes, many people are apathetic about our political system. Some people even take pride in being apolitical, as though that were a badge of honor (or even possible).

But a lot of people don't vote because a) they can't get to the polls on a workday, b) there isn't a polling place open near them or c) they are purged from the voter rolls by corrupt conservatives.

Make voting day a federal holiday and stop corrupt conservatives from shutting down polling places and purging voters, and that map will change a great deal I suspect.

ETA: Notice this map comes from townhall.com, a corrupt conservative opinion site. They love the "apathy" frame because it misdirects attention away from conservative attacks on democracy!

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