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
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.