It’s Election Day And Chances Are Your Vote Does Not Matter
I encourage you to vote so that you can say you did. It should be a source of pride and maybe, just maybe your vote might, just might mean something in the NEXT election.
I read this study in the book Freakanomics and online here. Almost all of the larger races (like congressional and state legislate) are decided by a margin of 22 to 25%. That means your single vote, or even you and your whole office have NO chance of changing the course of an election. Now for smaller races, you MAY have a little influence, but other than school board type stuff, chances are incredibly slim that anything will be decided by you.
It's disheartening, isn't it? Well like I said, vote out of pride or vote to send a message. I voted to do my part and hopefully my friends will do the same, but unless you are part of a herd in a much larger city, your vote is purely a symbolic gesture.
And in case your wondering, the picture has nothing to do with the story. Just like your vote has nothing to do with who wins.