How Not to Waste your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis →

How Not to Waste your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis →

During this especially contested election, a lot of people are talking about people “wasting” or “throwing away” votes. However, many people who say this do not have a complete grasp of the full mathematical picture – or worse, they are only mentioning the part that supports their position.

Math was always my favorite subject in school. It actually disappointed me that I didn't have to take any math classes for my theology/philosophy degree. And this article demonstrates why math is so important — it can reveal flaws in our logic we often miss. Like the flawed idea that by voting third party you're wasting your vote. Or that you should vote "against" a candidate you don't like.

I highly encourage you to read it, and read it to the end. It has some cool math, first off. But it also has a really good message.

You shouldn't be using your vote to win anything, because your vote doesn't statistically make much of a difference.

But as a statement? As a message to the world that this is the candidate you believe in? Then, your vote can matter.

You can read the whole article here.

Truth is Not Found Easily

Truth is Not Found Easily

Everyday Input: Bobby Ross

Everyday Input: Bobby Ross