Obama: ‘The Single Biggest Change’ We Can Make Is ‘Mandatory Voting’ Like Australia

‘You start getting 70%, 80% voting rates — that’s transformative’

OBAMA: "And I have always said — and this goes back to the young man’s question earlier about political polarization — you know, maybe the single biggest change that we could make in our political process that would reduce some of the polarization, make people feel more invested, restore integrity to the system, would be just make sure everybody is voting. Australia has got mandatory voting. You start getting 70%, 80% voting rates. That’s transformative."

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