Do Voters Make Poor Choices?

In Analysis by Michael Rae

As divisive as the political climate appears today, many people are likely to say that, yes, people who voted for candidates other than those they voted for made poor choices. People don’t think they made poor choices at the ballot box. They think other people did.
Two factors weigh against any claim that voters make poor choices.
First, the only thing that voters, as individuals, are choosing is how they will vote. One individual’s vote will not affect an election outcome, except when the number of voters is very small. Consider your own vote. Who would be president today if you had

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