The Truth About Voting on Supposed Probability

This is quick and easy, a syllogism for voting:

Each moral decision ought to be based on the natural law.
Each moral decision ought to be unaffected by the trends of how other people make the same moral decision.
Voting is a moral act.

Therefore, the act of voting ought to be based on the natural law and be unaffected by the trends of how other people vote.

So, if you actually care that your act of voting be good rather than sinful, then you must not weigh probability of candidate victory in your choice about for whom to cast your ballot.  Simply: Using “electability” to help determine your vote is evil.

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  1. Your conclusion doesn’t make sense to me. If there are 3 choices, 1,2 and 3, sorted from best to worst (1 to 3), and if one had someone else who would vote how one votes no matter what, then if candidate 1 had a 0% chance of winning with 2 more votes, 2 would win (100% chance) with 2 more votes, and 3 would win if one votes for 1 or 3, then morals would dictate, based on probability of candidate victory, that one vote for candidate 2, which goes against your conclusion which says vote for candidate 1, which is not the moral choice in this case as one ends up with candidate 3 winning instead of candidate 2 winning.

  2. Hi,

    I was wondering about my previous comment post here. If you disagree with it, I would like to debate with you on a debating website.


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