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    Murray Chief Operating Officer Robert Moore said, somewhat confusingly, "Attendance was mandatory but no one was forced to attend the event."
    Uh, ok. I guess it's all in the definition of the word "forced."  Does he mean they weren't "forced at gunpoint"?  Or does he mean that mandatory means you "have to" but not that someone "made you" (even if they did)?

    To clear things up, I googled the definition and came up with:

    1: compelled by force or necessity : involuntary [a forced landing]
    2: done or produced with effort, exertion, or pressure [a forced laugh]

    — forced·ly  adverb
    See forced defined for English-language learners »
    See forced defined for kids »

    Examples of FORCED

    -forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions>
    -wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile>

    [emphasis added]

    That explains it.

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