Get them interested in voting
Patrick Brown had an interesting op-ed published in the Times Union. The piece raises the question of whether we should allow betting on elections. Pat notes that it may be a way to encourage interest, engagement and voting. A brilliant mix of history and humor, it is worth a read and serious thought. The op-ed notes:
“…Why not let people bet on whatever they want to? The U.K. has been doing this for years and the world hasn’t left its orbit.
Let’s start with something that actually could have a positive effect and raise some money for an important cause. Let’s allow, even encourage, wagering on our elections.”