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Volume 7  Number 4  •  Spring 2003
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Now More Than Ever, Your Vote Doesn’t Matter: A Reconsideration
By Jac C. Heckelman
This article appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of The Independent Review

In the spring 2002 issue of The Independent Review Cecil E. Bohanon and T. Norman Van Cott properly dispelled the notion that every person’s vote matters—an idea that many pundits stated again and again during the controversy over counting ballots in the 2000 U.S. presidential election. They erred, however, in stating that only Florida’s votes were decisive; every state with a plurality of votes in favor of Bush was equally decisive.

Other Independent Review articles by Jac C. Heckelman
    Spring 2017   Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking
    Winter 2004   The Secret Ballot Protects the Incumbency Advantage