Wednesday, 18 May 2011

If you don't vote you vote for the winner

South African Municipal Elections: 18th May 2011

If you don't vote you vote for the winner.

Why?

Assume 10 people are eligible to vote:
* 4 vote for party A
* 3 vote for party B
* 3 don't vote

If any of the 3 people who didn't vote had voted for party B, there would either have been a draw or party B could have one. Therefore by not voting, the 3 people who didn't vote automatically voted for the winner.

Note that with 4 people voting for party A, party A gets 4/7 of the vote, ie 57% of the vote, not 40% of the vote as one might expect.

So please vote today and in every future election.

Have your say. Be heard. And in future, when you have a grievance, address it to the party you voted for. Otherwise you don't have a say and you aren't involved.

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