I read something in a book written by an economist. It is so obvious, I felt foolish not having thought of it myself. Your chance of deciding an election is comparable to that of winning a lottery. You've decided an election if your candidate wins or loses by one vote. Otherwise your vote is futile and meaningless. Before you send me an angry reply, dear climber/voter, I'll state that I'll foolishly continue to vote anyway.
Figures a statistician would write something like that and a science guy like you would swallow it whole