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29 Post author: CarlShulman 23 September 2010 05:33AM

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Comment author: NihilCredo 26 September 2010 11:43:51PM *  2 points [-]

A truly rational electoral activist would not vote, find a way to convincingly lie and claim that she voted, and use the extra 2 hours to make more phone calls urging others to vote.

I think this is close to the mark, but not exactly correct: a truly rational electoral activist would not vote, find a way to convincingly lie and claim that she voted, use the extra 2 hours* however she likes, and whenever the subject of voting came up in regular everyday conversation she'd urge others to get informed and vote (or just refrain from discouraging them, if she's uncomfortable/unskilled with hypocrisy).

* Two hours for voting? Whoa. Do you live in a crowded city, or very far away from the nearest station?

Comment author: Mass_Driver 27 September 2010 01:59:20AM 0 points [-]

[grin] I live(d) in Broward County, Florida. You may have heard of its stellar reputation for effective polling.