November 07, 2006


Ted Rall gets out the vote:
Widespread apathy can affect millions of votes and hundreds of races on Election Day, leading to sweeping political changes and even optional preemptive wars that kill hundreds of thousands of people. But there's nothing that you, as an individual, can do to change such a trend. You can cast your one vote. Or not...

Even under ideal circumstances--reliable machines, politically neutral and incorruptible supervisors and a thorough process to ensure that every vote is counted--your vote, as an individual decision, cannot change which candidate wins or loses. Voting is a gesture, symbolically supporting the democratic process the way attending church flamboyantly expresses faith without demonstrating it--nothing more...

My vote can't change a thing. But I'll do anything George W. Bush doesn't want me to do.


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