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Libyans make Americans look bad with potentially high electoral turnout

  • 80% approximate percentage of eligible Libyan voters registered to cast a ballot in Libya’s first democratic election since the 1960s
  • 36% percentage of the American electorate who failed to vote in the ‘08 elections; oh, and that was a record-breaking low source

» By ballot or by bullet: Threats of militia violence are the only thing expected to lower the Libyan voter turnout in their first major democratic move since Muammar Gadhafi was overthrown. In the U.S., meanwhile, voting restriction laws have been passed in over a dozen states, which might make 5 million eligible voters’ trips to the ballot box much harder this November.

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July 6, 2012 // 11:00 // 1 year ago
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    My Libyan friends are very excited about the election tomorrow. And they fed me lots of yummy food. Win win. Excited for...
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    Libyans make Americans look bad with potentially high electoral turnout 80% approximate percentage of eligible Libyan...
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    Yay Amercia.
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  10. argylesweaterandasmile said: Interesting way these stats are presented. Why not 20 vs 36? Or 80 vs 64? Yeah Americans suck at voter turnout, but your numbers make us look worse than we are ;)
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