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speaking of the problem of sorites

what is a winning vote? i saw an article before election day which argued that a person's act of voting was irrelevant because an election is never decided by one vote. ha. it is to laugh.


although most races don't show the power of a handful of voters as well, one local one did:

my city of troy voted to recall a homophobic tea-partyer who'd somehow been elected mayor. like the person quoted in the article, i'm astounded she was elected in the first place. i didn't live here then but i imagine it involved some sort of wooden horse. the final unofficial tally: 20,763 to 18,993. if a mere two thousand of us hadn't shown up...

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