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Hey, Andrew, what's up? Condeming.
So I got a two part question.
First part is voter turnout in the primaryindicative and turnout in the general? Well, it depends.
Not necessarily, I guess is the answer, soyou could have turnout elevated in the primaries for a reason that doesn't translate to turnoutin the general.
So, for example, there may be a number ofcandidates in the primary that are elevating turnout, but then in the in the general theremay not be the same enthusiasm, for example.
So, no, I don't think I don't think that turnout, primary turnout dictates general election turnout, particularly in this time aroundwith the virus.
It's anyone's guess what's going to happenwith turnout.
How you turn out in this case is definitelylike up in the air.
Yeah, just not like, you know, in general.
Excluding a virus.
Yeah, I guess it's it's pretty complicated.
Also, do you have any ideas of how we canencourage young voter turnout to me? I mean, seeing the way Bernie ran his campaignis like one of the most popular politicians with young people breaking records and likecampaign contributions and still couldn't get young people to vote, at least in theprimaries.
Who knows what can happen in the general.
But do you think we need to maybe introducesome sort of legislation to get young people to turn out? Would that even look like.
No, I don't know about legislation I've talkedabout.
You know, it's important to tell young peoplethat, you know, all of your activism is less powerful if you're not also voting like you'vegot to go actually vote.
When you don't vote, you are still voting.
You're still participating in the system.
The idea that you're opting out is a misnomer.
And when you don't vote, you are actuallystill helping someone win.
But one interesting tactic I recently heardand I'm gonna workshop this with you right now, Andrew, is the following idea, the ideaof you are a shareholder in this country.
And when you become 18, your shares vest andthey become voting shares.
The amazing thing is there are people whoare much older than you who have the exact same voting power as you do merely by turning18.
Your share has vested and it is now a votingshare.
You're not going to throw that share out, are you? Because much like shares of stock in a company, your share in this country which lets you vote has value when you don't vote.
You're essentially throwing it out.
Now, in practice, you're doing something worse.
You may actually be letting the person youreally dislike become president.
But that's a different issue.
So I'm workshopping this shareholder ideologyas maybe a way to get people to understand the importance of voting as soon as they'reold enough to.
Yeah, it's an interesting way to look at it.
I think a lot of young people might also notthink that their their vote or their share really matters, especially if they're in likea blue versus a red state.
I'm wondering if maybe if we had somethinglike I personally think the Electoral College would still be in place.
But maybe if we didn't just it wasn't likea given.
If one state just didn't give all their electoralvotes to one candidate.
Maybe if it was sort of like split, right? Yeah.
I mean, another way to get a sort of partialpopular vote is you start you maintain the electoral college, but you do proportionalallocation of electoral votes.
That's another idea.
Yeah, I think it's certainly.
Which I think is what you're suggesting.
These are all good ideas.
And this is a longtime thing.
Every election cycle, someone says the pollsare understating your youth support and this candidate or that can.
That it's gonna crush it because of youngpeople.
And then the young people don't show up.
And then we have the same thing happen overand over again.
All right, my friend.
Thanks so much for the call.
Appreciate hearing from you and very muchhope to hear from you again.
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