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    why should i vote in elections? if i take every election to happen in my life and pretend i voted in them by adding +1 vote, everything ends up the same


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    and with enough people having the why should i bother attitude, the results will always be skewed.


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    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

    - Edmund Burke (maybe)
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    Always think it's a shame that there's so much apathy in the US that candidates often exaggerate their particular ideology to energize their base rather than come to center, where there's far more registered voters but most of them stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    and with enough people having the why should i bother attitude, the results will always be skewed.
    problem is i dont control anyone else, if people think the same way i do or dont doesnt change the fact that my vote doesnt mean anything all i can contribute is +1 and that doesnt do anything when 120 million people vote right? i just dont see the point of voting even though i do follow politics and want certain people to win over others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    i just dont see the point of voting even though i do follow politics and want certain people to win over others
    What? That statement makes no sense. You're just pulling our legs, right?
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    candidate x runs against candidate y, i would be pleased if candidate y won
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    I hope you want candidates to win that I don't, and that there are many, many, more people out there just as apathetic as you are.

    Here's a post you made in another thread which is equally apathetic:

    why are we assuming giving aid is a good thing?
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    not to derail the thread but since you already have

    giving aid doesnt always help or do good, i was posing that question to make the original poster think about different views other then his own, and his response to mine was a blatant lie and he didnt at all consider a differing opinion

    the thing about aid was one of the most important lessons i have ever learned, it made me realize things arent always as they seem

    i feel like you just attacked me right now because you just attacked me right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    i feel like you just attacked me right now because you just attacked me right now
    No. I'm not attacking you. Just trying to see where you are coming from, where your apathy is coming from.

    I get depressed sometimes about elections but it's because I don't like the choices. Being an Independent, I see some things about Dem and Repub platforms that I like but many more things that I disagree with. So, almost all the time I'm voting for what I see is the lesser of two evils -- now that is depressing.

    For instance, this last presidential election I voted for Obama (in my book, the lesser of two evils) but now I'm really disappointed in him. It's tough being an Independent.
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    does it make you feel any better that if you hadnt voted the results would have been exactly the same?
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    given that a number of the votes on issues/candidates over the last few years in my home state have been decided by margins of a few hundred votes at best. Yes I do feel that my vote was important.

    The lees people that vote the more a small vocal minority that does not represent the overall populations opinions can dictate things to their preference.
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    It is hard for me to vote for your run-of-the-mill Dem or Repub candidate due to my stance on numerous political and economic issues.

    If given only the two choices, most of the time I vote Democratic, but I never feel too good about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    does it make you feel any better that if you hadnt voted the results would have been exactly the same?
    But you can't know that before the election results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    why should i vote in elections? if i take every election to happen in my life and pretend i voted in them by adding +1 vote, everything ends up the same
    Many local elections are decided by one vote. My SO was involved in one. And they were all write in votes.

    The reelction was decide by 8 votes out of > 350.
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    You have got it right! All those other people are just watering down the power of my vote.
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