The saddest news from the 2012 election.

It is my opinion that every American of the age of 18 or older has a duty to vote in any election, local or national. One of the main reasons the colonies declared independence from England is because of “taxation without representation”. Thanks to the actions of those “founding fathers” we have the right to vote so that our voice can be heard.

So why did 42.5% of voting eligible Americans neglect from that duty?

A report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, put 2012 voter turnout at 57.5% of all eligible voters. They estimated 126 million people voted in the election this year. That means 93 million eligible citizens refused to perform the one power that Americans hold over the government.

When I turned 18, even though I lived in a home where politics where never discussed, I couldn’t wait to cast my vote. I have now voted in every possible election and could not image not casting a vote when asked to do so. What would cause 93 million Americans to be so lazy?

I understand and would forgive those that are physically unable to vote for some health reason, that would have to be extreme because of the availability of absentee voting, but I recognize that it may occur. I would also wager that a considerable percentage of votes cast where illegal, as voter fraud is common across much of the country, so that number of actual living Americans that did not vote would probably be higher than the estimated 93 million.

Has America slipped this far into apathy? or is it another symptom of the laziness being cultivated in out population?

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One thought on “The saddest news from the 2012 election.

  1. Well said, I have an employee who will not vote, his words are (my vote dose not count) because of the electoral college. When I point he still needs to vote for senator’s, house reps, state and local officials he attitude is they do what they want my vote dose not change any thing. The thing is I know he is for the most part conservative and would be another voice in the fight for freedom if he voted. Sad day for America.
    On the other note about fraud I seen a petition for total recount of the vote, the person that was behind the petition claim in one Ohio county alone their is only 98 thousand registered voters, but they had 108 thousand votes cast? That don’t compute period.

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