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Is it a conflict of interest to take someone to the polls who is going to vote differently than you are?

Asked by Yellowdog (12208points) July 28th, 2018
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Their vote will cancel out yours. Yours will cancel theirs

Why not just agree to stay home and watch Its a Mad Mad Mad World and eat pizza?

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Jeruba's avatar

Why not just stay home? Because then you count as two don’t-cares instead of two who have a stake in our democracy and its processes. In the end I think it’s the don’t-cares who are going to do us collectively the most harm.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Nope. Utilize the drive to sell the “product”.

canidmajor's avatar

It’s a secret ballot. No matter what anybody says, in the moment is what matters.
@Jeruba is exactly right.

seawulf575's avatar

Yeah, if they are going to vote opposite me, their vote will cancel mine out. But it is never a conflict of interest to get honest voters to the polls. Of course, they need to be legal voters.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Are we all agreeing on a question regarding politics? Cool.
I think it is a fine thing for someone to drive to the polls an individual who might not be able to get there otherwise.
One more time, to echo what has been mentioned, you never really know how a vote is going to go. Even if you do, helping a fellow citizen is a good thing.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Would it be a conflict if you left them at the poll with no way to get home?

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kritiper's avatar

Of course not! How they vote is none of your business.

johnpowell's avatar

Probably best for the elected people to know that we actually care.

kritiper's avatar

Cancel out each other’s votes? With so many choices? Is that possible??

MrGrimm888's avatar

If I were a voter, I wouldn’t mind giving a ride to another voter. My state has been red, since forever. I can’t judge all my local people because they probably vote R. Although I will say that they are responsible for all the bad things in life…

ucme's avatar

Such crass apathy stunts progress.

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