— CNN (@CNN) November 5, 2018
Next time you ask why people don't vote, remember these lines and remember this graph. Instead of spending so much energy and airtime engaging in pointless, counterproductive shaming of non-voters, I wish the Democratic Party would make ballot access and voting rights a priority. pic.twitter.com/yC5rpMe0FW
— Kevin 💾 Baker (@kevinbaker) November 6, 2018
— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) November 5, 2018
— Jacob Sabat (@SilentSpace) November 6, 2018
2) What can be done about voter apathy and non-participation?
As @jbouie writes, one big reason people don’t vote is that the system discourages it.
Bouie puts it well: “We will only have a culture of voting and high turnout if we build one.”https://t.co/dXxyO6vG11
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 6, 2018
Voter turnout in America is exceptionally low, and many other developed democracies consistently manage to do better. There are various reasons for that. https://t.co/WZ7ByTZUfS
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 6, 2018
“There’s an assumption made that these voters will just come.” @emmaogreen reports from the lowest-turnout district in America on all the factors that keep people from the polls: https://t.co/Mlc9nUattt
— TheAtlanticPolitics (@TheAtlPolitics) November 6, 2018
Reasons why people don’t vote more often, by race. Survey of Florida registered voters, Oct 23-24. pic.twitter.com/rhiobohOF9
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) November 5, 2018