Site icon Miles Copeland, III

Voting

The reality of much voting in a Democracy is voting for the lesser of two evils. Most people like parts of a candidate’s platform but not all of it. Some people vote on a single issue that is such a big deal for them that they will forget about faults no matter how many there are. That had a lot to do with Trump’s win. Elections are won by a majority of those that vote. If there are 100 eligible voters and all show up to vote it takes 51 to win the election. If only 50 show up to vote it takes only 26 to win. Therefore those that don’t vote actually ARE voting. That makes voter suppression exactly as important as voter turn out. For every Democrat that does not vote means one less Republican needs to vote – and visa versa.

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