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 — 🇦 Abstention
🇻 Hours spent waiting in line at polling place
🇦 Hours spent explaining why your choice is justified
🇻 Democratic Idealism
🇦 Statistical Realism
🇻 Civic duty
🇦 Call Of Duty
🇻 While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
🇦 While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
🇻 Have to miss favorite TV show
🇦 Complicit in decline of American democracy
🇦 $2.99 per sheet at Michaels
SENSE OF SUPERIORITY
🇻 Why do it otherwise?
🇦 Why do it otherwise?