NBC Touts Obama’s Call for Mandatory Voting; Hosts Urge Easier Process

‘He says if everyone voted, it would completely change the political map’

NBC Touts Obama's Call for Mandatory Voting, Hosts Urge Easier Process (NewsBusters)

Thursday's NBC Today seized on President Obama's seeming advocacy for mandatory voting in the United States during a town hall event on Wednesday, with fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall declaring: "The President said the U.S. should be making it easier to vote, not harder. He says if everyone voted, it would completely change the political map."

Minutes later, co-host Carson Daly noted that Obama "has a lot of people, including us, talking this morning" and played a clip of the President's remarks: "In Australia and some other countries there's mandatory vote. It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything."

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