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I just want you to admit to the reality of the situation, Vote (or not) as you wish, but do so fully understanding the consequences.
"And my vote may help someone get elected I cannot support, either. But my vote won't, because my vote only goes to someone who I think will represent me and my values." But it will. Elections are zero-sum games. The non-votes do affect the outcome as they translate to "I accept whoever wins the race." Sorry, but that is just the way it is. As I've said before, you can vote or not vote as your wish. It is your right and I support that.
I never said you did. Let's focus on your vote. If you don't vote, that is one vote that does not count against the winner. If that one vote does not count against winner, its absence could help the winner by not helping another candidate win instead. And if the candidate that wins is the Democrat, then your non-vote has implicitly help him.
You are still dodging my question. I'm not asking about someone else's vote, just yours. I'm just talking about your one vote.. I'll try again.... Can you admit that by not voting you are aiding the Democrats who are most certainly not going to put forward conservative policies to your liking?
And even then a vote for a candidate with no shot at winning is also helping the winner. The point is you can't escape responsibility for the outcome by not voting.
Politics and elections are zero-sum games. Someone will win. The only way your non-vote does not help the winner is if you actually voted for someone.
You dodged my point. Lets try again.... Can you admit that by not voting you are aiding the Democrats who are most certainly not going to put forward conservative policies to your liking?
So your position is that Grimes and McConnell are basically the same. If that is true, which I do not agree with, then you could flip a coin and get the same result. However, there is a significant difference between them. Each Senate election not only affects that one seat but also impacts who controls the Senate. You do remember that control of the Senate goes to the party that controls the most seats. So, even if they are the same, electing McConnell is a step to getting Harry Reid out of the majority leader spot. That is not an insignificant thing.
Fair enough. But you must also look at the other candidate and what he stands for because your non-vote could implicitly help him.
You are free to vote for whoever you choose, or to not vote if that is your choice. But, you must admit that by not voting you are aiding the Democrats who are most certainly not going to put forward conservative policies to your liking. To deny this is to deny reality.
You call yourself a conservative. Yet, by not voting you help and support the liberals. That doesn't sound conservative to me.
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