Another Way to Encourage Voting
How about … publishing the names and addresses of people who don’t vote? Nothing like a little shaming offensive to boost voter turnout, right? Well, in this case it’s complicated by the fact that it was a black newspaper, the Tennessee Tribune, that did the outing, and most of the non-voters they outed were black. You can imagine the uproar if the paper wasn’t a black paper and the voters were. But it seems it’s always more acceptable for a group to criticize itself from within than to be criticized from without.