Originally Posted by rlhobt
That might be funnier if it wasn't so uncomfortably close to being accurate.
I agree. Have you ever seen Jay Leno doing Jay Walking in a college town? It is frightening to see what little these some of these college students and graduates know, or maybe I should say how much they do not know.
I would be in favor of a simple little quiz before voting and if you get 4 out 5 questions right you are allowed to vote. Something like-
1) Who is the president?
2) Who is the vice president?
3) Who was the previous president?
4) How many states are there?
5) Who are the candidates from both major political parties running in this race?
Simple, right? Sadly, I bet at least 20% of the voters cannot get 4 of 5 of these right, and if you can't get at least 4 out of 5 right you have not earned the right to participate in the election process IMO. The right to vote is way too important to allow people who don't even know the simplest of questions to vote.