Democracy in peril as no one votes in election

Here’s a thought exercise for you: If no one votes in an election, is it really an election?

In McIntire, Iowa, not a single one of the town’s 70 registered voters showed up to vote in a special election on two ballot issues regarding the terms of the mayor and town council members. The poll workers, who lived in other towns and couldn’t vote, sat around for nine hours in hopes of someone showing up to cast their vote, a right that their forefathers had fought and died to defend — but not a soul showed up.

Still think your vote doesn’t matter?

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