Interesting perspective, here in AL
it's the opposite. Several Dems including our most recent ex-governor, several Jefferson County commision members, Richard Scrushy, etc. are currently convicted and awaiting sentencing on a wide variety of charges.
In the meantime, the corruption in the state legislature among the Dems has reached the point that it looks likely that at least 2-3 dozen sitting members will be prosecuted in the near future for corruption dealing with the fact that they are sitting or chairing committees that directly have the power of funding second jobs they have accepted while serving in the legislature, i.e. high dollar "recruiter" or "publicist" for a 2 year college.
Currently more than 1/3 of our legislature or an immediate family member are taking money directly from the 2 year college system and making the funding decisions at the same time. To be fair, two or three of the offenders are Republicans as well
I know this will be foreign to you, but here's a source:
Plenty more available as well. btw, Forget your national vs local drivel from the other thread - ALL
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In Australia, it is the law to vote. There is always 100% turn out. The US should be the same. People might just then, take a good look at who is running, the issues at hand and get their voices heard.
Very bad idea! I've lived in one place where this was the case and the result is that you have people who have no business voting essentially selling their vote. If you don't care enough to follow the issues and vote on your own, then your vote is not worth having. Face it, you can't give a person morality via legislation and you can't make a person care about an election by requiring a vote.