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Re^6: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?

by v_o_i_d (Novice)
on Nov 03, 2004 at 07:26 UTC ( #404832=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?
in thread For whom would you vote, if you were an American?

The problem with the argument you present is that you assume all 100% of non-voters or 'abstainers' didn't want clinton by proxy. This is a complete fallacy.


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Re^7: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?
by runrig (Abbot) on Nov 03, 2004 at 07:39 UTC
    you assume all 100% of non-voters or 'abstainers' didn't want clinton by proxy.

    They didn't want him (or anyone else) bad enough to go vote for him (barring those who were involuntarily comatose, didn't get their absentee ballots, etc.).

      Also, I believe many people do not vote because voting is too time-consuming/they are too busy, they are simply indifferent, or the candidates they do 'like' have a microscopic chance in the universe of ever being elected under the current electoral system (true fact). In all of these cases, the voter may not explicitly like or dislike the candidates.

      tweaked So what is wrong with this post and the one I wrote before enough for it to be downvoted and me lose XP? I countered a fallacious argument. How is downvoting supposed to encourage 'the community' when an opinion is expressed?

      In the '96 election, I got my absentee ballot one week after the election was over. I didn't know it took 3 months for a ballot to travel from New Hampshire to Nebraska.

      TStanley
      --------
      The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke

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