The vote is underway in Ohio, regardless that the election occurs in November. At some level, we decided it could take some people a month to vote. I understand convenience, but a month? It is likely that an event will occur prior to November 6th that will arouse your buyers remorse. Too late you voted.
Why would you want to commit or put yourself out there before you've heard it all? Back in the day you got one shot on election day. Now we dumb it down, and make it ultra convenient to vote but why? To increase turnout, I suspect.
I went back and checked. The highest voter turnout in recent memory was the Nixson Kennedy race in 1960. It has been pretty much downhill ever since. After 1960 63 per cent turnout, Americans stopped caring and the percentages went down to only recently recover. 2000 was 51 %, 04 was 55 % and 08 was 56 %.
Still with all the effort, of voter registration and extended voting hours we can't seem to get back to the those lofty turnouts of the 1960's.
One day, is probably not long enough but a month to vote is definitely too long. We beg Americans to vote more and they vote less. It's the sign of society pre-occupied with their own self interest, not the countries.
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