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I disagree - even in countries where voting is not popular, you usually get much more than 50% participation in the voting system. Less than 30% hardly qualifies as "default".

In the US, it's hovered right around 50% for a while, though it's climbed up between 55-60% for the past couple elections. More people don't vote than vote for any candidate. I would agree less than 30% isn't default, but 45% isn't less than 30.

And non presidential election turnout is abysmal.


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