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  • n. Plural form of nonvoter.


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  • Children, ex-felons, legal residents, and several other nonvoters are also included in the census apportionment data in order to paint an accurate portrait of a state’s demographic makeup and population density that’s key to effective and adequate representation.

    Wonk Room » Why Counting Undocumented Immigrants In The 2010 Census Counts For A Lot

  • A battle to redraw the political lines that will affect the makeup of New York state's Legislature is revolving around an unlikely group of nonvoters: the state's prisoners.

    Districts Held Hostage by Prisoners

  • Anyone who thinks that many of the habitual nonvoters and/or young first-time voters who made it to the polls in 2008 had some deep commitment to any policy or principle has never spoken to any of them in real life. jimmy Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Does the Filibuster Produce Centrist Policy Outcomes?

  • Neither the census nor any other policy or practice suggests that Congress wants noncitizens to participate in the electoral system as fully as the concept of virtual representation would allow, although permanent resident aliens are permitted to make federal campaign contributions, 2 U.S.C. sec. 441e, as are certain other nonvoters.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Congress Should Reapportion Representatives Only on the Basis of Citizen Populations”

  • Fewer nonvoters than voters describe their own political philosophy as conservative (31% for nonvoters, 46% for voters).

    Will progressives stay home? (Part two)

  • And while 52% of nonvoters express a preference for a bigger government providing more services, most likely voters (61%) prefer a smaller government providing fewer services.

    Will progressives stay home? (Part two)

  • A somewhat larger difference exists on gun control: most nonvoters (57%) say it is more important to control gun ownership; by contrast, most voters (55%) say it is more important to protect the rights of gun owners.

    Will progressives stay home? (Part two)

  • In the 1960s the American political scholar E.E. Schattschneider noted that "the whole balance of power in the political system could be overturned" in a "quiet revolution" if only nonvoters went to the polls.

    The Egyptian Enigma

  • All we have are more questions: Since nonvoters tend to be less politically knowledgeable than voters—all polls confirm this—might it not be worse if these particular people cast an ignorant ballot?

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • We asked the Washington Post pollsters to generate a list of people who, when telephoned in the last few months for their political views, had identified themselves as nonvoters.

    The Fiddler in the Subway


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