Before the election is completely behind us, I want to make two pleas based on the comments of recent posts

1. Can we please stop pretending that the so called "voter's paradox" is any more sophisticated or mature than "every vote counts". I've been hearing both since grade school. Sans marginalism in the case of the voter's paradox back then, of course, but "no single person's vote really counts" is as much a grade school platitude as anything else you could say about democracy. This bubble really needs to be deflated.

2. In a similar vein, "only people who don't vote get to complain" is just as dumb as "only people who vote get to complain". In fact they're dumb statements for the exact same reason.