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Voting Vs. Abstention Voting Vs. Abstention

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.

Key

šŸ‡» Voting ā€” šŸ‡¦ Abstention


TIME COMMITMENT

šŸ‡» Hours spent waiting in line at polling place

šŸ‡¦ Hours spent explaining why your choice is justified


UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY

šŸ‡» Democratic Idealism

šŸ‡¦ Statistical Realism


MOTIVATION

šŸ‡» Civic duty

šŸ‡¦ Call Of Duty


IMPACT

šŸ‡» While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference

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šŸ‡¦ While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference


DOWNSIDE

šŸ‡» Have to miss favorite TV show

šŸ‡¦ Complicit in decline of American democracy


STICKERS

šŸ‡» Complimentary

šŸ‡¦ $2.99 per sheet at Michaels


SENSE OF SUPERIORITY

šŸ‡» Why do it otherwise?

šŸ‡¦ Why do it otherwise?

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