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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #74)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 02:00 PM

126. Why don't these activists vote?

Republicans- whose "base" votes religiously- would have a much harder time winning elections if people on our side didn't stay home on election day and essentially let them win. Do they ever wonder why so many regressives keep running for office and winning- usually making their jobs (and everybody else's lives) harder, not easier? It makes no sense to me whatsoever. Voting, particularly when relatively so few people actually do so in our country for one reason or another, seems like it would be a no-brainer, particularly among people whom tend to be more politically informed and better educated than your average person. What exactly do they think they are accomplishing by not voting?

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