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

Debate on Mandatory Voting 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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Program ID:
300238-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 27, 2011 | 11:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 09, 2011 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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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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