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Thread #35121   Message #477633
Posted By: Peg
06-Jun-01 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: the truth will out
Subject: RE: BS: the truth will out
A friend of mine said something very provocative the other night. He had not registered to vote in about eight years, prior to last year, and he got sick of a mutual friend of ours saying "If you don't vote you have no right to complain, etc."

But then, when he registered and voted last year, he said he realized his vote doesn't actually mean anything, (since the candidate who actually "won" the election, lost the election when it was hijacked by the Supreme Court and the Florida Legislature (okay not in that order).

I said that on some level it proved his vote DID mean something, since if more people had voted, the outcome may have been very different...

We will never know. I now fear other voters and non-voters will reach the same conclusion; what damn difference does it make if I vote or not?