I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
New Yorkers Who Don’t Vote Would Pay $10 Fine Under Assemblywoman’s Bill:
(Glenn Blain) A state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to make it costly for New Yorkers not to vote.
Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Democrat, introduced legislation this week that would establish “compulsory voting” in the state and punish those who don’t vote with a $10 fine.
“Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them,” Glick wrote in a memo submitted with the bill.
My Commentary: Manufacturing the “consent of the governed” through penalty fees… Seems legit…