If you still believe staying home on election day doesn't hurt anyone, consider this:
Phoenix just had a municipal election. The two biggest issues on the ballot were the election of a mayor and a prop that would levy an additional 1% sales tax for the next 35 years to build an addition to the current municipal transit system. Total costs: $35 billion dollars.
Now we look at the numbers. The total population of municipal Phoenix is 1.5 million people, 800,000 of which are registered voters. During the summer months a good many of those Phoenix residents are either spending their summers up at their summer home in Flagstaff or vacationing out of state. And despite massive protest the city of Phoenix opted to have this election in August when they knew the number of people in residence would be at their lowest. This almost assured the city masters that this massive $35 billion dollar mass transit bill would pass, even though the transit extension routes will not accommodate 75% of Phoenix residents!
As to the re-election of the Mayor, that too would have been problematic in a November election. An "illegal amnesty wonk", the current Mayor has done nothing to reduce crime and he's run up horrible deficits while in office.
Now the sad part. Of the 1.5 million Phoenix residents only 165 thousand voted yesterday. And that massive $35 billion dollar transit prop passed...and that awful mayor got re-elected! In other words ten percent of Phoenix residents decided how the other 90% would spend their tax dollars and how Phoenix shall be run!
How does that apply to you? Everyone in America seems really down on Obama's performance. And yet, 50% of America sat on their collective asses watching re-runs of Seinfeld in the last Presidential election! Bottom line: If you want a better country get off your asses, register to vote and take a half hour of your precious time to go out and vote on election day! Otherwise, shut the f**k up!