I Like the Quorum

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  1. Oddball
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    So, let's extend this quorum concept to voting.

    If you can't get 55% of registered voters to cast a ballot, there is no quorum.

    Election doesn't count.

    Discuss.
     
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    sounds like a union racket, only in reverse...:lol:;)
     
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    Oregon has such a law regarding tax increases. The politicians hate it. They have tried to gut it over and over.

    It is very popular here. Among the non politicians.
     
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    You could go many places with that concept. First impression...incumbents would love it because disuading people from voting would mean they could not be voted out of office. If the default of the lack of voter quorum would be no more politicians...well...the anarchists would love that. If the default of the lack of voter quorum would be automatic incumbant re-election...you would have Libya.

    Tough choice.
     
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    I also like the Russian ballot that has "none of the above", which forces a run off election with all new candidates in 60 days.
     
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    No default to the incumbent or challenger...No quorum, no valid election.

    If neither can motivate enough voters to cast a ballot for them, they deserve to lose.
     
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    Mossouri has a quorum rule on Judicial elections. They have to get approval from 60% of the electorate, or they are turned out and a new election called for new judges happens.
     
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    I was thinking the same thought 20 years ago.
     
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    So anarchy? No politicians at all...or at least, the office in question is dissolved. It is enticing, but then we might turn into a Sicilian mob structure.
     
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    False dichotomy. False presumption.

    Try again.
     

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