Ed Krayewski on the Libertarian Case for Voting


I Voted
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Voting is important, writes Ed Krayewski, who'll be voting in his 39th consecutive election tomorrow. There are a lot of shitty reasons to vote, and there's reason to think low-information voters can be dangerous. Being a low-information voter is one of several great reasons not to vote. And trying to intimidate people into voting, as some groups around the country are doing, is ridiculous. True, individual votes matter very little. They almost certainly never tip an election. Nevertheless, writes Krayewski, voting is important, because in a democratic system the absence of a vote enforces the illusion of the consent of the governed.