Voting As Liturgy

It is no secret that the United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates of the developed world. In 2016, only 58 percent of eligible voters participated in the presidential election. At the state and local level, that percentage of voters is even lower, and although the 2018 midterm saw record high voter turnout at 53.4 percent, many Americans do not exercise their right to vote.  In the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, nonvoters emphasize a recurring talking point—that voting in U.S. elections is pointless.  To examine such a claim,  Americans must consider not only...

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