With the result – a Romney victory – essentially foregone, the mystery is not low turnout, but why anyone turns out at all Many consider voting to be an irrational activity . The thinking goes like this: people believe that their one vote won't make a difference, but they go to the polls anyway. How dumb is that, say these cynics. More recent research has uncoupled the idea that voting is somehow irrational because it tends to be un-self-interested; ... Full Story »
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