Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'elections'

How 2016 election turnout data encourages humility

The following graph, in various forms, is making the rounds: The suggestion of the graph (and usually of commentary by those who share it) is that Sec. Hillary Clinton lost to President-elect Donald Trump because Democrats didn’t turn out to vote for her like they did for President Obama. Continue Reading...

3 Reasons to Oppose Mandatory Voting

While speaking in Cleveland yesterday President Obama came out in favor of making voting in elections compulsory: In Australia and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything. Continue Reading...

Is Winning the Only Point of Voting?

Winner. In an otherwise excellent post yesterday on how, of all things, politics in our (basically) two-party system actually brings together Americans like nothing else, Joe Carter ends with this addendum: Addendum: Casting a “protest vote” for third-party candidates is essentially casting a vote for the party you like the least. Continue Reading...

Does My Vote Even Matter?

Tomorrow millions of Americans will to the polls to cast their votes. And many other millions of Americans will not. Why bother voting when no individual vote makes a difference in any election or political decision? Continue Reading...

The Need for Counter-Majoritarian Makeweights

Drawing on some themes I explore about the role of the church in providing material assistance in Get Your Hands Dirty, today at Political Theology Today I look at the first parliamentary speech of the new Dutch King Willem-Alexander. Continue Reading...