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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The city of Los Angeles may offer a lottery style cash prize drawing as an incentive to vote, an idea proposed by the city Ethics Commission because turnout in local elections has fallen to 25 percent. "Maybe it's $25,000 maybe it's $50,000," said Commission President Nathan Hochman, who wants the prize to be tried in a pilot program. Because federal law bars payment for voting, the prize only could be awarded in elections limited to local races.

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If they do that then you will find all the tickets from republican strongholds would suddenly vanish.

Fact.

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#1 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-08-16 02:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

In Florida, it already is a lottery: Maybe your vote will count and maybe it won't and the odds of it counting are about the same as winning the lottery.

#2 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-16 02:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 3

Maybe LA should resolve the problem causing low turnout. In other words, why should voters vote when they know that the elected officials' actions are purchased by Super-PACS and corporations?

Make the politicians beholden to the voters again, and voter turnout will increase.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2014-08-16 02:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

I always thought this was a great idea.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-08-16 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just what we need more ignorant voters

#5 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-08-16 06:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Gee I wonder who the lottery voters will benefit - Ds or Rs?

Yet voter ID is something that the Ds say squelches voting? I prefer squelching voters that are not eligible, versus giving disinterested voters a taxpayer funded bribe and lottery ticket to do their civic duty.

#6 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-16 08:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

People that need the possibility of a lottery win to entice them to vote,..... should not be voting.

#7 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-08-17 05:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Talk about pissing on the graves who fought and died for the peoples right to vote. You're just cheapening the voting process doing it this way.

#8 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-17 07:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe if a photo ID is required but there's also a lottery it will improve voter turn out.

Or maybe I'm very wrong.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-17 11:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bread and Circuses...

What happened to voting because it was a civic duty, something done to honor those who fell to preserve that right, based on principal and patriotism?

Already bad enough that people vote soley based on what letter is behind a candidates name, or because they dont want to be called out as xxxxist for not voting for the xxxxx, or xxxxxxx, or xxxxxxxxxx, candidate.

#10 | Posted by aescal at 2014-08-18 04:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

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