Fox Host: ‘Do We Really Want Everybody Voting? I Don’t Think So!’ (VIDEO)

Andrea Tantaros discusses mandatory voting on Fox News' "Outnumbered" March 19, 2015.
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Fox News host Andrea Tantaros joined her fellow panelists on the show “Outnumbered” on Thursday in bashing President Obama’s suggestion that mandatory voting could change the nation.

“Do we really want everybody voting?” Tantaros said during a discussion of the issue. “I don’t think so!”

The “Outnumbered” crew was up in arms after Obama told a Cleveland audience that “it would be transformative if everybody voted.”

“If you’re not engaged enough to vote, please don’t,” co-host Melissa Francis said earlier in the segment. “Stay home.”

Meanwhile, co-host Harris Faulkner argued that mandatory voting would be un-American because soldiers “fought for our right to decide for ourselves.”

“I don’t understand where the President falls on this: Is he against freedom?” she asked.

Co-host Kirsten Powers confessed when she was younger and encountered unfamiliar ballot items, she would “randomly pick” what to vote for, before determining that “you shouldn’t be voting if you aren’t informed about everything you’re voting for.”

She called Obama’s comments “a little authoritarian.”

Watch below via Fox News:

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  1. I don’t want her voting…but that’s okay, pretty soon she won’t be allowed to vote will she?

  2. Mandatory voting? OK by me.

  3. More democracy=authoritarianism. Another blackwhite day on at the GOP Minitrue.

  4. “I don’t understand where the President falls on this: Is he against freedom?" she asked.

    There could be a box at the bottom to mark that just said, “I am way too confused and in love with my “freedom” to participate in Democracy by voting.”

  5. Tantaro and her posse want people to think they’re engaged enough to vote. Something tells me they don’t.

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