Voter turnout is always important in presidential campaigns, and one way to measure it is to ask voters how enthusiastic they are about voting in the election.
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When asked why low voter turnout is bad, one usually gets a mumbled verbal stew of Norman Rockwell-esque pieties about enhanced citizenship, reduced polarization and, on occasion, veiled suggestions that Washington would get its policies right — or I should say left — if everyone voted. To call most of these arguments gobbledygook is a bit unfair — to gobbledygook.