Liberals, small-d democrats should debate merits of mandatory voting
Critical reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday was not what I hoped for. The opposite, in fact. Instead of rethinking ways to solve the problem, many liberals are doubling down, perhaps because they don’t know what the problem is.
The Supreme Court decided, in a 5-4 conservative ruling, to uphold an Ohio law that erases names from voter rolls if registrants have not voted during a certain period of time. “After skipping a single federal election cycle, voters are sent a notice,” according to the Times’ Adam Liptak. “If they fail to respond and do not vote in the next four years, their names are purged from the rolls.”