Why Your Vote Is Like a Vaccine

Voting is like getting a vaccination. Both voting and vaccinations require some inconvenience and a little pain — with one ultimately delivering a healthier populace and the other a healthier body politic. People who don’t vote often explain their ignoring the ballot box by arguing that their vote doesn’t matter. The explanation is similar to […]

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“Does my vote really matter?” Yes – but probably not why you think it does…

“Does my vote really matter?” It’s a question that I hear from both voters and non-voters. It is easy to look at elections and the huge numbers of votes and think, “if I don’t show up, it doesn’t matter because it won’t affect the outcome.” Other similar refrains: “All politicians are the same — it […]

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