Another Reason to Vote…

I noticed something really interesting while looking at these Polls. For some time, I’ve said that “my vote won’t count” in Texas; all it does is cancels out someone else’s vote. (Girl let me cancel out her vote – and she cancelled out mine – so we’re even.) However, when you look at the polls, Bush is only ahead in Texas by 20%.

Statistically, often only 50% of all registered voters turn out to vote. Of course, this election has seen very high numbers, so that’s not always the case. But just imagine if *all* of the Kerry voters turned out, but only some of the Bush voters turned out? Yeah, Kerry could actually win Texas.

I still don’t think it will happen, but it’s not impossible. What does that mean to you?


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4 replies on “Another Reason to Vote…”

Yeah? I don’t think so. I know of at least 3-4 people in Texas alone that threw their hands up in the air and said “my vote won’t count so why bother?” – I’m sure that is the same in all of the states that were predicted to go to Bush.

I voted, but my friend, Aaron cancelled my vote with his. But Dale’s vote put us one up on Aaron. Amusingly enough, Aaron’s Bush vote was cast in the one central Texas county that went to Kerry. (I live in Williamson now, but by the next election, I’ll probably be a Harris county resident.)

I guess I am suprised. I got the impression that after Bush/Gore that most people realized their vote DID count. It really is a shame folks feel that way. Maybe it just “felt” like there would be more supporters of Kerry, because I really thought he was going to have the popular vote.

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