Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote


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Yes, it’s a legitimate choice as long as you do understand that you **are** still having an effect on the results by abstaining. https://t.co/M9NVp62hV3

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4 weeks ago by tylerg39
Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote
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7 weeks ago by chrisbphelps
In his Rolling Stone article on John McCain’s failed campaign for the 2000 Republican nomination for President, David Foster Wallace wrote about how not voting…
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8 weeks ago by philjr
If you don't vote, you are doubling the value of someone else's vote. (kottke.org)
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8 weeks ago by robblatt
In his Rolling Stone article on John McCain’s failed campaign for the 2000 Republican nomination for President , David Foster Wallace wrote about how not voting…
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8 weeks ago by scottsin
In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.
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Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote

Register today. Already registered? Double-check!
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8 weeks ago by theory
David Foster Wallace, back in 2000:

If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible psychological reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.

Jason Kottke:

Please check your registration status and register to vote… it takes two minutes. [Voter registration deadlines][2] are fast approaching in many US states — there are deadlines tomorrow in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

Kottke wrote that yesterday, so those registration deadlines are today. I don’t care who you want to vote for, I implore you to register and vote. And if you think you are registered, double-check. It really does just take a minute.

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8 weeks ago by rufous
Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote
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9 weeks ago by nick58b
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David Foster Wallace, back in 2000:

If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible psychological reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.

Jason Kottke:

Please check your registration status and register to vote… it takes two minutes. [Voter registration deadlines][2] are fast approaching in many US states — there are deadlines tomorrow in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

Kottke wrote that yesterday, so those registration deadlines are today. I don’t care who you want to vote for, I implore you to register and vote. And if you think you are registered, double-check. It really does just take a minute.

[2]; https://ift.tt/2IGE1dj

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9 weeks ago by josephschmitt
In his Rolling Stone article on John McCain’s failed campaign for the 2000 Republican nomination for President, David Foster Wallace wrote about how not voting…
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