For the past 20+ years, I have read (and written) editorials about voter turnout. Sometimes, I try to play on the patriotism of the voter, reminding readers how men and women died for their right (and obligation) to vote. Other editorials try to use hyperbole or strong-armed persuasion to hopefully entice a non-voting voter into one who heads to the polls.

More times than not, these efforts are in vain. Each time the editorial is published, less than 50 percent of registered voters bother to go to the polls. In some cases, the percentage is in the single digits.

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