WASHINGTON — In one of the most bizarre stories in a hotly-contested midterm election cycle, the liberal newspaper New York Times ran a series of videos that explained why people are not going to vote in the midterm elections.
The Times asked viewers to use the hashtag “whyvotemidterms” to explain why they will not exercise their right to vote. It seems counterintuitive, as abstaining from voting ensures that one’s vote will not have any effect on an election.
This comes right after the newspaper published a piece, “Cancel the Midterms,” which advocating for abolishing the midterm election cycle completely. It must be because the Democratic Party has faltered in the past several midterm election cycles (notably the 2010 Tea Party wave that gave the House majority back to the Republicans).