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It Does Make a Difference

Today, November 8, is midterm election day in the US.

For many, many years, even though I always voted, I did it with the belief that my vote didn't really matter. I know I'm not alone. With the party system, the electoral college for Presidential elections, and the sheer number of people voting it can be easy to tell yourself that one vote doesn't make a difference.

But let's zoom out for a minute and look at the compound effect. Maybe it's true that your individual vote doesn't change any election results. But what if everyone reading this decided that their vote didn't matter? What if everyone in your city or your state decided the same thing?