California Democrat Introduces Bill To Make Voting Mandatory

So, apparently choice on counts towards killing the unborn

California lawmaker introduces bill making voting mandatory

If a California lawmaker has his way, registered voters in the state will be required to participate in every election.

On Tuesday, Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) introduced Assembly Bill 2070, making voting mandatory. “Democracy is not a spectator sport — it requires the active participation of all its citizens,” Levine said in a statement. “California is a national leader on expanding voting rights to its citizens. Those rights come with a responsibility by registered voters to cast their ballot and make sure that their voice is heard by their government.”

Under the measure, which isn’t expected to be considered until the spring, the secretary of state would determine the penalty for not voting. This is an unprecedented bill, and should it go into law, it would likely be challenged in court, the Los Angeles Times says.

It most likely will never even get a vote in the California General Assembly, much less pass, but, this is California, so, never say never. That LA Times article notes

Levine’s effort, Assembly Bill 2070, would require every Californian who registers to vote to “cast a ballot, marked or unmarked in whole or in part, at every election held within the territory within which the person resides.” AB 2070 has yet to be referred to a policy committee and is unlikely to be considered until the spring.

So, would this cause a lot of people to refuse to register, because the only way to fine people for not voting is for The Government to be completely in your business and tracking everyone, getting a report of who voted, and, really, whom and what they voted for. Could this lead to abuse by officials of the state, with people voting The Wrong Way being targeted?

Criminalize a Constitutional right and your freedom of choice. Seems to be the liberal way.

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2 Responses to “California Democrat Introduces Bill To Make Voting Mandatory”

  1. samoore says:

    A “reverse poll tax”. Leave it to a Dem to come up with that.

  2. Formerlib says:

    So then, in California it will be illegal for an illegal to not vote illegally because that would be illegal.

    Got it.

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