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Well, you know us, Dubner, we try to tell the truth. And the fact is that there has never been and there never will be a vote cast in a presidential election that could possibly be decisive. And one thing we see for sure, and we saw it in the Gore versus Bush election is that if It’s even within thousands of votes It’s not the votes themselves that decide the election, because nobody can figure out how many votes were cast. It’s the courts that always decide, the judges that always decide. It’s virtually impossible that any vote you cast in a national election could ever actually be decisive.

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Levitt lays down the logic on the actual voting process. He isn’t going to vote (he says), but he fails to address the third-party option — which I believe I’ll be returning to this election cycle.