Hey, he’s just looking out for all the people who don’t vote but would vote Democrat if they were forced to. What could possibly go wrong?
They say the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. President Barack Obama wants to add one more: voting.
Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on Wednesday. Asked about the influence of money in U.S. elections, Obama digressed into the topic of voting rights and said the U.S. should be making it easier for people to vote.
Sure, money is just horrible, says the guy who raised massive amounts of foreign money.
Just ask Australia, where citizens have no choice but to vote, the president said.
“If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Obama said, calling it “potentially transformative.” Not only that, Obama said, but universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.”
They’ve also banned gun ownership in Australia.
Disproportionately, Americans who skip the polls on Election Day are younger, lower-income and more likely to be immigrants or minorities, Obama said. “There’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls,” he said in a veiled reference to voter identification laws in a number of states.
Yes, the “folks” don’t want some people voting, like those without ID and convicted felons. Those “folks” are just so awful.
Obama said he thought it would be “fun” for the U.S. to consider amending the Constitution to change the role that money plays in the electoral system. But don’t hold your breath.
“Realistically, given the requirements of that process, that would be a long-term proposition,” he said.
Since when has the Constitution stopped this clown? He’s got his pen and phone, why not just an “executive action” forcing everyone to vote? Look, we’d love to see everyone vote in every election. But it’s their choice not to. The “folks” still have that freedom. For now.