What if no one votes? When does voting tip from being not worth it to being wort

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    What if no one votes? When does voting tip from being not worth it to being worth it according...

    to Game Theory? In the book "Gaming the Vote" it says that:

    In 1844, an abolitionist spoiler put a slave-owner in the White House.

    In 1848, a former Democratic president sabotages the Democratic Party’s changes.

    In 1884, a Prohibition Party candidate helped elect a supposedly “ally of the saloon.”

    In 1912, a former Republican candidate prevented the reelection of a Republican president.

    In 2000, a consumer and environmental advocate elected the favored candidate of corporate America.



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  2. Jeremey profile image58
    Jeremeyposted 7 years ago

    I think all these examples listed display the need for a balance and that when one party or the other  operates on the extreme side of their given party, the results from each would marginally be familiar with the other and niether gets what they wish. We need a balance, and people need not to support their chosen parties but rather support what is best for the majority and not what "works" for the powers that be. As you show political games are nothing new, the difference is the game board has expanded to places that only a select few players get to move their pieces!

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