Every now and then (usually after a particularly poorly attended election), some country or other will float the idea of a mandatory voting law. Generally the punishment for not voting is some sort of small fine, one which I imagine most non-voting types would be happy to eat to avoid wasting their day choosing between, as Carin once put it, “poop, shit or crap.”
So if a fine won’t solve the problem, what do you do instead? Well, though I’m sure no government would touch it (at least none of the sane ones in so much as those exist), you could always go the Holly Nicole Solomon route and start running some civic duty neglecting bitches down.
Police said Solomon was upset with her husband, Daniel Solomon, in the days following the Nov. 6 re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama and believed the family would face hardship from his winning another term in office.
The 36-year-old man suffered a fractured pelvis from being run over following a wild chase on Nov. 10, 2012, that left him pinned beneath the Jeep.
Police said witnesses told them the couple were arguing in the parking lot before the fight began to escalate.
Solomon then chased her husband around the lot with the car, yelling at him as he tried to hide behind a light pole, police said. He was ultimately struck as he attempted to flee.
Rather than being treated as a legislative visionary, however, Solomon was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison and 4 years of probation after pleading guilty to 2 counts of aggravated assault.
And though this shouldn’t need a mention but it does because people are crazy, the couple has since divorced.