Experts Debate Impact of Election Day Abstainers Many critics of the American electoral system focus on the nation's low Election Day turnout, a rate lower here than elsewhere in the free world. Some are now arguing about how big a problem voluntary non-participation poses, and what difference it would make if more people voted. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reports, as our series Whose Democracy Is It? continues.
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Experts Debate Impact of Election Day Abstainers

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Experts Debate Impact of Election Day Abstainers

Experts Debate Impact of Election Day Abstainers

Experts Debate Impact of Election Day Abstainers

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Many critics of the American electoral system focus on the nation's low Election Day turnout, a rate lower here than elsewhere in the free world. Some are now arguing about how big a problem voluntary non-participation poses, and what difference it would make if more people voted. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reports, as our series Whose Democracy Is It? continues.

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