In an election where voters feel faced with an unappealing ultimatum, many are considering skipping the polls altogether. The Onion presents a side-by-side comparison of voting and abstaining.
Voting: Hours spent waiting in line at polling place
Absention: Hours spent explaining why your choice is justified
Voting: Democratic Idealism
Abstention: Statistical Realism
Voting: Civic duty
Abstention: Call Of Duty
Voting: While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
Abstention: While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
Voting: Have to miss favorite TV show
Abstention: Complicit in decline of American democracy
Abstention: $2.99 per sheet at Michaels
SENSE OF SUPERIORITY
Voting: Why do it otherwise?
Abstention: Why do it otherwise?