I was so excited about voting on Tuesday, but why bother?
First, Jeff Jacoby, in his Oct. 28 op-ed column, says that my vote almost certainly won’t matter, and that it would not be wrong for me to stay home (“Voting is a right, but it’s not a duty”).
Second, in the same edition, the Uncommon Knowledge feature of the Ideas section reports on a Baylor University study, which concluded that the opinions of the wealthy predict senators’ voting behavior (“Ignoring the poor vote”).
Might as well stay home and watch a situation comedy. NOT!
These two pieces have only intensified my interest in voting. I hope every single registered voter in the United States sprints to the polls on Nov. 6.