According to the Washington Post, the U.S. election turnout was the highest it’s been in a century:
"More Americans voted in the 2020 election than in any other in more than 100 years." https://t.co/B6QFwN34vx
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) November 12, 2020
The Trump campaign is disputing the numbers in many states via legal challenges, but it’s possible that the high turnout wasn’t enough to satisfy some, and that observation is based on this from Buzzfeed Politics:
One In Three Americans Didn't Vote. Should We Force Them To Next Time? https://t.co/QgjHlbMl1J
— BuzzFeed Politics (@BuzzFeedPol) November 21, 2020
Irony was immediately spotted:
It’s actually kinda funny how after four years of screaming about fascism you don’t seem to understand how frequently you advocate fascist/authoritarian methods.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) November 21, 2020
Here’s a much better idea:
Counterproposal: Leave people alone. https://t.co/DeTtT5yVpM
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 21, 2020
Dems and the lefty media have zero intention of doing that.
my norms have never felt more protected. https://t.co/dwGUfVyok6
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) November 21, 2020
I'm just throwing this out now – whoever passes a mandatory voting law, I will vote against their party just for spite. https://t.co/kRQ4rBUutG
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) November 21, 2020
Why do progressive always want to "force" Americans to do what they want?
— Andrea E (@AAC0519) November 21, 2020
This may have results the sheltered urban leftists at BuzzFeed do not anticipate. https://t.co/RTsQnN1XXI
— Nathan Wurtzel (((Slight Return))) (@NathanWurtzel) November 21, 2020
Because nothing says "freedom" like being forced to do something. https://t.co/QHNZnvtF6E
— His Royal Highness, The World's Foremost Authority (@ThatRayShow) November 21, 2020
And we’re just guessing that the people forcing you to vote would be more than happy to let you know who to vote for.
I mean, if you FORCE people to do this, you probably won't like the results, because they WILL vote your fascist butts out!
— Pam (@lifebythecreek) November 21, 2020
When they get the slightest hint of power… https://t.co/3yx46pKxtW
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) November 21, 2020
Hey Mark Burnett – new reality show pitch. Prolly need to be PPV and have all the ratings letters though –
An army of vegan twerps, laid off from Buzzfeed/Daily Beast/Vox/polling companies, embark on new careers:
– vote forcer
– gun seizer
Let’s tune in and see what happens.
— GregEsq (@GregEsq) November 21, 2020
This is basically forced speech and it's highly likely to be unconstitutional. Among other things. https://t.co/rojOBRShys
— Mo Mo (@MollyRatty) November 21, 2020
Trump should suggest it just to make them suddenly think it’s a really bad idea.