Read Stuff, You Should: If Everyone Voted
1. If everyone voted in U.S. elections…very little would change. John Sides at the Monkey Cage reports what, among political scientists, is close to conventional wisdom. Some caveats: As John notes, there could be complicated second-order effects. For example, even if there were no difference in who wins elections, politicians might forge different relationships with constituents if all of them voted. Also, it's a lot harder to know what would happen in dismally low-turnout elections, such as many local races.
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