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If 99% Of Us Showed Up To Vote?

“So, what would happen if 99% of us got together and showed up to vote?”

Ha, ha, it’s a trick question. If 99% of us got together and showed up to vote, 73,760,300 of us (= 23.5%) would be told to go to hell because they’re under 18, about 22,500,000 (= 7%) of us would be told to go to hell because they’re non-citizens, about 5,850,000 (~ 1.8%) would be told to go to hell because they’re legally barred from voting due to a felony conviction. Then we’d look around and notice that 2,400,000 of us (~ 0.7%) never showed up, because they were in prison and so couldn’t quite make it to the polling place.

The 77% or so of us that were left over would then go into the polling place, and they would vote for whoever the hell the Republican Party or the Democratic Party happened to nominate for President of the United States. It’s hard to know in advance, but probably the Democrat would win. And we would have 4 more years of the kind of revolutionary social transformation we’ve experienced under the past 6 years of Democratic administrations.

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