Instigator / Con
7
1485
rating
92
debates
45.65%
won
Topic
#442

Mandatory Voting

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
7
0

After 7 votes and with 7 points ahead, the winner is...

David
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
5
Time for argument
Three days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One month
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Pro
0
1469
rating
344
debates
40.99%
won
Description

--Topic--
Resolved: The US should make voting mandatory

--Definitions--
Voting: To cast a ballot in the general election
Should: Denotes moral obligation
Mandatory: Required under penalty of law.

--Rules--
1. No forfeits
2. Citations must be provided in the text of the debate
3. No new arguments in the final speeches
4. Observe good sportsmanship and maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere
5. No trolling
6. No "kritiks" of the topic (challenging assumptions in the resolution)
7. For all resolutional terms, individuals should use commonplace understandings that fit within the logical context of the resolution and this debate
8. The BOP is evenly shared
9. Rebuttals of new points raised in an adversary's immediately preceding speech may be permissible at the judges' discretion even in the final round (debaters may debate their appropriateness)
10. Con must waive in R1 and Pro must waive in R5.
11. Violation of any of these rules, or of any of the R1 set-up, merits a loss
--Structure--
R1. Con waives; Pro's Case
R2. Con's Case; Pro generic Rebuttal
R3. Con generic Rebuttal; Pro generic Rebuttal
R4. Con generic Rebuttal; Pro generic Rebuttal and Summary
R5. Con generic Rebuttal and Summary; Pro waives

Round 1
Con
#1
Waive. Good luck. 
Pro
#2
Why should voting be mandatory? What's your case?
Round 2
Con
#3
Read the rules and the terms of the debate before accepting. I am con and arguing that voting should not be mandatory. You are pro and have the burden of proof to show that it should be mandatory. 
Pro
#4
Excuse me, I misunderstood your position. You can go ahead and reopen the challenge back up.
Round 3
Con
#5
vote con
Pro
#6
Forfeited
Round 4
Con
#7
Vote con
Pro
#8
Forfeited
Round 5
Con
#9
Vote con 
Pro
#10
Forfeited