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Jonah Goldberg and the elitist argument against high-turnout elections
Jonah Goldberg and the elitist argument against high-turnout elections

In his election day column, Jonah Goldberg unabashedly flies the flag for the political elite when it comes to one of the fundamental acts of citizenship: voting. You might think that Goldberg is an unlikely advocate for this stratum of society, given how often his columns have used the word "elite" to convey scorn. But Jonah has a long history of raging against the efforts to increase turnout, arguing that it would be better to have fewer voters than having uninterested and uninformed ones. It's tempting to think that his position springs from the effect that demographic change is having on Republicans. The fastest growing segments of the population tend to vote solidly...

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