too much typing—since 2003


throwing things at the election

It's an election day here in Wisconsin, and so for the past few weeks we've been bombarded with the usual well-meaning civic-mindedness that encourages us to vote. I'd agree, but...isn't it more important that voters be informed first? If you're just going to go in there and vote for somebody you know nothing about, except you vaguely remember that he once said something you thought was kind of good, well, wouldn't it be better if you didn't vote at all for that office and let the people who actually know who they're voting for elect that position?

So, I propose a polling-place intelligence test. It's quite simple: sell lottery tickets. If anyone buys one, they're too stupid to vote.

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