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A Tease and a Question: Voting Dumb or Not Voting At All?

November 3rd, 2008 by Rick Marshall · 10 Comments ·

With the U.S. Election approaching, we’re working on what should be a very interesting campaign-themed feature for Splash Page. Meanwhile, I have some finely tuned wheels in motion for a pretty cool Election-themed feature for the site here, too. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning, bright and early, to see what I’m talking about.

Until then, however, I have a question to pose to the masses. It’s something I’m curious about, and would love to read what people have to say. Basically, my question is this:

Would you rather have someone cast their vote with very little knowledge of the candidates and their policies, and with only the bits and pieces of information they’ve gleaned from occasional campaign advertisements or (however slanted) news bites, or have that person not cast a vote at all?

I’m asking you to take an an all-or-nothing approach with this, folks. Tell me what you believe is preferable: “voting dumb” or not voting at all.

Let me know what you think!

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