Discord & Dissension – Part IV(a) – Voting & Voters

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As part of our project, my friend Jill digs into why so many people in our country do not seem inclined to vote. The reasons vary, of course, but Jill does an excellent and comprehensive job of analyzing some of the core roadblocks. We’ve got a lot of work to do!

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Part four of mine and Jeff’s project, Discord & Dissension, is going to cover three posts.  These posts are a series I did back in April 2018, titled “On Voters Not Voting”, and with just a few updates, are as relevant today as they were then.  The second (b) and third (c) parts will be presented over the next three days.

In the 2016 elections, U.S. citizens stood to lose a lot.  As we now know, we stood to lose our voices.  And yet, with so much riding on a single day, with our very futures and those of our children on the line, a huge number of Americans could not be bothered to take an hour out of their day to go vote.  In fact, according to a Pew Research Center analysis,  U.S. voter turnout was very low compared to other nations’ recent elections.  In Belgium…

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