This is just downright pathetic. We are paying 1 million dollars to a voter in Arizona. One lucky winner who votes will win a million dollars. They hope to increase voting numbers.
We, as Americans, have always had the right to vote without any hassle or difficulty. Our voting rate is already at an astonishingly about 60%. This is just barely half of our population.
Bribing to vote is a perfect display of our political awareness of a nation. We can't even get people to exercise their rights. Now people won't even care who they vote for. They will just be voting to get money.
If you look at almsot any other country in the world, people are lined up around sidewalks and corners waiting hours just to vote. We as an American public can't take 10 minutes out of a single day of our lives to use one of rights we have as citizens? A lot of countries on earth don't even have the fucking right to vote, nevermind the inability to get off their fat ass and drive 5 mins out of the way.
The way I see it is if you didn't vote, your political opinion should not be respected by the country. I understand people who actually couldn't make it and people who are too young and they are excused from this. The people are complaining about Bush and they didn't even vote? What the fuck is that? Can we be anymore arrogant to our rights?
More people vote for the next American Idol than they do the next president.