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I wonder how many people didn't bother to show up at the election rooms because their vote wouldn't mean anything. Being pro-Romney in a strong "blue" state or pro-Obama in the "red" one.

Well yeah, but being pro-Romney in a strong red state, or pro-Obama in a strong blue state, your vote still doesn't mean anything. The question is whether the "don't bother voting he's going to win anyway" effect is stronger than the "don't bother voting he's going to lose anyway" one.

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