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I find the idea that "withholding support is a show of strength" or that "not voting will show them!" to be incredibly annoying.  Voting in the primaries is a show of strength.  Next to nobody votes in primaries, so showing up there in numbers matters.

For the general, staying home just lumps you in with the undifferentiated mass of non-voters, most of whom don't vote for all kinds of random reasons - such as total apathy.

The crazy Republican base has so much power over the business and financier wing of the party because they show up for every election, rain or shine.  Leftists?  Not so much.

by Zwackus on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 06:42:56 PM EST

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