Now More Than Ever, Your Vote Doesnt Matter
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 persons vote mattersan 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 Floridas votes were decisive; every state with a plurality of votes in favor of Bush was equally decisive.
Jac C. Heckelman is an associate professor of economics and the McCulloch Family Fellow at Wake Forest University.
DemocracyEconomyElections and Election LawGovernment and PoliticsPhilosophy and ReligionPublic Choice
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