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  1. #11991
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    RE: Tay Tay: it means she hates men and fully supports misandry. Yet another liberal elitist entertainer running off at the mouth and giving opinions that no one asked for. If the public truly wanted her opinion, her husband would've spoken for her, yet she doesn't have a husband, therefore she does not support TRADITIONAL family values, does not care about the Judeo-CHRISTIAN traditions of AMERICA and does not care about true Conservatives.
    Good for her.

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    A friend of mine runs vote.org, the site that Swift called out. The celeb effect is real - so far this year they've signed up somewhere around 854,000 new voters, 364,000 of those were in the 72 hours after she posted that. Another fun stat, 62.4% of those 364,000 were under 30 years old.

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    Good for her (and them). Let's hope they don't completely forget about it before the election next month.

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    As a politcial "coming out" it was pretty tame.
    I dont like to push my politics but I think voting is important. Although not much point saying that in Oz as its compulsory here! We typically get a 90% turnout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    The celeb effect is real
    Any shroud of doubt disappeared on Nov. 9, 2016.
    acket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicknose View Post
    As a politcial "coming out" it was pretty tame.
    I dont like to push my politics but I think voting is important. Although not much point saying that in Oz as its compulsory here! We typically get a 90% turnout.
    We ended up at about 58% turnout in the 2016 election, about the same as 2012 and below that of 2008 (61.6%). I'm also of the opinion that voting is important, and have yet to miss a chance to vote since I turned 18, so it makes me sad when I see things like our local Los Angeles elections in June got a whopping 8.6% turnout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicknose View Post
    As a politcial "coming out" it was pretty tame.
    I dont like to push my politics but I think voting is important. Although not much point saying that in Oz as its compulsory here! We typically get a 90% turnout.
    How do you guys achieve such high turnout!?!?!?

    How can you make it compulsory?

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    Compulsory voting is easy - everyone just goes and votes and at the end of it you probably can get a sausage.

    I'm actually surprised that it's only 90% - I would have thought it'd be much closer to 100.

    Also, casting a vote is not actually compulsory for two reasons:
    1. You are not required to register to vote (although something like 95% of eligible people are)
    2. On voting day if you are registered you could just go, get your name ticked off and leave without casting a ballot

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    Oh, and when we had a postal-vote "plebiscite" (which is like an optional referendum) on gay marriage something like 80% of people responded. I think we have a culture of voting.

    That is, at a national and state level at least. Local council elections though ... they're a different story.

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    So the 10% that didnít vote, will they get penalized somehow? Like additional taxes?

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