Do you feel like your vote matters? | The Tylt

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Between the electoral college, gerrymandering and allegations of vote rigging, many people feel like their vote doesn't even matter. To some extent it's true—elections are rarely decided by a single vote. Others think the act of voting holds more significance than a tally and that each vote matters regardless of the statistics. What do you think? Vote now. 

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This is how two economics professors see it. 

The 2016 election will most certainly not hinge on your decision to vote for this or that candidate or any other ballot issue.
For example, even if we simplify that we have an Electoral College and you do not directly vote for a candidate, the probability that your specific vote will sway a mass election is approximately zero. The only time your vote has a consequence is if your candidate loses by one vote or is tied, otherwise it will win/lose regardless of your decision to vote.
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Others emphatically argue that the individual's vote matters. 

If your vote did not count why would politicians try to suppress it? Why would stakeholders and legislatures nationwide introduce policies to make it difficult for your voice to be heard by the casting of your ballot?
And why would states across the country, from the period of American slavery to present, pass measures to make it harder for U.S. citizens — particularly black people, women, the elderly, students and people with disabilities — to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot? Why, in the early founding of this nation, would only property-owning, white men be allowed to vote?
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Here's why people think their votes matter.

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Here's why people think their votes did not matter.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Do you feel like your vote matters?
A festive crown for the winner
#MyVoteCounts
#MyVoteDidntCount