Monday, September 27, 2010

Buy a Vote ?

So far candidates in Ohio have spent $25,000,000 in this campaign season. Of Ohio's approximately 9 million possible voters, less that 8 million are registered to vote. Estimates for this fall's election are for 30% of registered voters to actually vote. This is working out to about $11/vote (so far).
Since the votes are going to be split about in half, this means 10% of the population will decide who gets elected -or- to be a little more cynical, only 10% of the population will actually be represented.

1 comment:

Michelle Hyder said...

Ohio, ohio, what a manageable state, i'd prefer Maryland