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GUEST,Observer ADD: Vote:The Trump Rewrite (Emma's Revolution) (8) RE: ADD: VOTE! (The Trump Rewrite)-Emma's Revolution 31 Oct 18

Couldn't agree more on the compulsory voting that has always sounded like a very good idea. Not so the move to Saturday as the nominated voting day - Saturday is normally part of the week-end time-off. If by law voting is compulsory then employers both public and private MUST give their employees time off to vote on whatever day of the working week is nominated for voting.

Living in Australia Bruce, you too live in a Federation of sovereign states, with an elected Federal National Government. In Australia in addition to your normal elections you have both plebiscites and referendums. A plebiscite is a vote by citizens on a matter of national significance, but one which does not affect the Constitution. Plebiscites are normally advisory, and do not compel a government to act on the outcome. Plebiscites simply require a majority of electors’ votes. In Australia a referendum concerns a change to Australia’s Constitution, and the outcome is binding. For a referendum proposal to succeed it must win the majority of votes nationally and also win in a majority of the states. This is called a ‘double majority’.

Interesting to note that the song posted by Joe was recorded in California. Should the system in the United States of America change so that individual votes are counted, then basically the USA is ruled by what California and less than a handful of other states want - and the rest can just go hang. This is basically what the Electoral College exists for to prevent from happening.

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