Election

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Public choice scholars examine the rationality of voting. Since any single voter has an extremely low probability of being decisive, the act of voting appears irrational because the costs of voting outweigh the expected benefits. In “Election,” a candidate for student body president expresses skepticism that elections matter and whether people should vote by telling other students in her campaign speech “don’t vote for me; don’t vote at all.”

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