Mandatory Voting Would Be a Disaster

Higher voter turnout won’t solve our problems, because high turnout is itself a problem.

If we force everyone to vote, the electorate will become even more irrational and misinformed. Imagine Betty wants to help people, but has crazy beliefs about how to help them. Betty steals food from the starving. She kicks the injured. She takes money from the poor. Betty has noble intentions, but no one needs her help.