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Didn’t Vote? Don’t Worry About It.

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- We don’t yet have final numbers on how many Americans voted this year, but preliminary figures suggest that turnout is probably down from 2008 -- down in percentage terms, and possibly down in absolute terms as well. The population is growing, but the number of voters seems to be shrinking.

I don’t see low voter turnout as quite the crisis others do. I’m not against high turnout or in favor of low turnout. I’m just unpersuaded that the optimal level is 100 percent.