The excerpt below is from an article about increasing the percentage of voters by law. The last presidential election was something like a 60 percent turnout.
The Case for Compulsory Voting [The National Interest]
Jonathan Levine | November 2, 2012
Nevada offers an interesting solution: in 1975 .... Nevada became the only state in America to include a “none of these candidates” option alongside the major parties. And while it was a step in the right direction, the initiative was nonbinding and toothless. In the 1976 Republican Congressional primary, “none of these candidates” trounced its competitors, and yet, despite the abjectly clear will of the voters, the nomination went to the nearest runner-up ....