In an election where voters feel faced with an unappealing ultimatum, many are considering skipping the polls altogether. The Onion presents a side-by-side comparison of voting and abstaining.
VOTING: Hours spent waiting in line at polling place
ABSTENTION: Hours spent explaining why your choice is justified
VOTING: Democratic Idealism
ABSTENTION: Statistical Realism
VOTING: Civic duty
ABSTENTION: Call Of Duty
VOTING: While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
ABSTENTION: While individually this action seems to have little effect, collectively it makes a difference
VOTING: Have to miss favorite TV show
ABSTENTION: Complicit in decline of American democracy
ABSTENTION: $2.99 per sheet at Michaels
SENSE OF SUPERIORITY
VOTING: Why do it otherwise?
ABSTENTION: Why do it otherwise?