Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Anonymous asked: Hey, with the electoral college, does my vote even matter if I'm in a state that is so solidly red and I'm so very very not?

Statistically, no.

Civically, yes. All politics are local. Check out candidates downticket. Maybe there’s a Republican who’s moderate, and who’d be better than a wingnut. Or there’s Democrats running locally. The federal election might be a lost cause for your not red vote. The state and local elections are not. 

And hey, vote your conscience on the federal election. If your vote is more green than blue, do it. Or vote for Obama. Or don’t. Just don’t not vote because the Electoral College is bullshit and your state is wicked red. 

I feel your pain out here in Wyoming.

Cheers,

Meg

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  1. the-super-ego said: It will be important for candidates to lock down the popular vote along with the electoral college to give more legitimacy to their victory. Not crucial but definitely helps your person.
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