A young supporter awaits the arrival of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at an event in Raleigh, North Carolina. Only 57.5 per cent of the 218 million Americans eligible to vote actually cast their ballot in the 2012 presidential election. Photo: AFP

Finally, the US is waking up to the fact that voting rights should not be taken for granted

Amy Wu says there appears to be an upswing in interest in America’s presidential election. And that’s a good thing, as the power to choose should not be easily given up

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A young supporter awaits the arrival of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at an event in Raleigh, North Carolina. Only 57.5 per cent of the 218 million Americans eligible to vote actually cast their ballot in the 2012 presidential election. Photo: AFP
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