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Old 2007-01-25, 15:33   #9
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Voter apathy may also be due to cynicism. "Our vote is not really going to change things" as all available options are equally bad. If you think about it, the spectrum of political options, offered by the two main parties in the US and the three main parties in the UK isn't very large. Moreover, the mainstream media in both countries does try to create the impression that no one else has a chance of winning. And then when something like a Jesse Ventura happens all the political pundits display their surprise.
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