It is predicted that voter turnout for today's election in Kansas City will be about twenty-five percent max. Not surprising when you consider this:
According to International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance), the United States has almost the lowest voter turnout in the world, ranked a measly 140 out of 163. Perhaps Americans are apathetic, or maybe they’re just concerned their vote is meaningless in the face of America's massive political machine. Can my vote really change the course of politics, or am I just a grain of sand on the massive beach of democracy?Now you might expect me to bemoan the apathy of the other (probably more than) seventy-five percent who shunned the voting booth today but I am not sad at all. In actuality their apathy made my vote more powerful today because of the mathematics of voting - the fewer people who actually vote means that my vote carries more weight.