Obama: Maybe It’s Time for ‘Mandatory’ Voting

‘It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything’

Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting (CNN)

How do we offset the influence of big money in politics while fixing the country's abysmal voter turnout rate?

President Barack Obama suggested maybe it's time to make voting a requirement.

"Other countries have mandatory voting," Obama said Wednesday in Cleveland, where he spoke about the importance of middle class economics.

"It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything."

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