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Why does voting in a US presidential election feel at the same time both terribly important and utterly pointless? On the one hand, casting a ballot on election day strikes us as a kind of civic obligation; neglecting to do so is not so serious as neglecting to file a tax return, but it is still something you feel guilty about. On the other hand, nearly half of those Americans who are eligible to vote don’t bother. And, in a sense, they are right.
Some non-voters, no doubt, couldn’t care which candidate wins (the ancient Greeks…
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