There are a lot of things that are just plain wrong, like snow on the first day of spring. How about mandatory voting? Because the president thinks maybe it's time. Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting - CNN.com
When your choices are;
Mandatory voting can't change a corrupt system built on bullshit and corporations. Barack Obama's broken promises should tell you a lot about "Yes we can!" People know they have been had, they aren't voting. Mark Twain came right out and said "If voting maybe any difference, they wouldn't let us do it."
I am guessing that so many of us have turned away from the process and spend our time in other pursuits, that maybe the President wants to be sure we all trot out and vote for Hillary in 2016. I don't know anyone who's interested in voting. Are choices like Jeb and Hillary going to seduce the non voting public into stepping out on a Tuesday in November? If they really want us to vote so much why don't they give us the day off? Then there's the malfunctioning polling machinery and hanging chads to consider, long lines and surly volunteers, we can no longer trust that our votes are even counted. Maybe I'll vote again if we ever have more than a two party system.
The GOP would most certainly fight this.They don't want all the young and disenfranchised voting because they have a terrible reputation, the Democrats are no better, just a kinder, gentler evil. Mandatory voting is never going to happen since it requires legislation, that would require work, Congress and the Senate are allergic to that, unless of course it's about abortion.