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July 6, 2012

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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