From my new favorite website, the League of Ordinary Gentlemen. I am not sure whether it because of their opinions or because of their uber cool name. They reveal that today’s elections are decided by only roughly 10% of swing votes and that 45% of the vote is locked up by each party. This is disturbing for a few reasons. First, bi-partisan politics is dividing America in half in a way that has not been seen since the civil war. Secondly, these statistics are of the percentage of people who actually vote. Only roughly 50% of the population votes for a presidential election. The 10% of swing votes is only 5% of the actual votes. That means there are really 55% of unclaimed votes waiting to be won. That rather high. It means that 55% of the people are not being listened to by their representatives because they don’t vote. Anyway, the article is insightful so please check it out.
10 Percent of Votes to Determine Presidential Election
October 30, 2012