Debate on Mandatory Voting

Ralph Nader hosted a debate between Norm Ornstein and Fred Smith on mandatory voting. Mr. Ornstein criticized the influence of… read more

Ralph Nader hosted a debate between Norm Ornstein and Fred Smith on mandatory voting. Mr. Ornstein criticized the influence of vocal minorities in politics as expressed through the vote. He suggested mandatory voting would re-instill a sense of patriotism and lead to a more moderate group of elected representatives. Fred Smith suggested that any sort of mandate would represent a loss of freedom, would be hard to enforce, and would be subject to abuse. close

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300238-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 27, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 9, 2011

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  • Jun 27, 2011 | 11:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2011 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 09, 2011 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2011 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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