The act of a single voter picking from one of two corrupt political parties at a voting booth is not revolutionary, but enabling people to vote who are normally disenfranchised by our society is revolutionary. There is a reason activists were willing to put their lives on the line for the right to vote in the South during the civil rights movement. There is a reason the suffragettes were willing to repeatedly go on hunger strikes for the right to vote. For Occupy to discount the power of voting is to ignore one of the most powerful tools at our disposal for revolutionary change.
Some say that if voting changed anything, the elites wouldn't allow it, but this discounts the fact that activists had to fight tooth and nail for every expansion of enfranchisement in history. We wouldn't have near universal enfranchisement now without all the activists who risked life and limb running direct action campaigns that make occupy look like child's play, for our right to vote. Nor have the elites given up on eroding our right to vote; they know damn well the ballot box is one of the most powerful weapons we can use against them. The current attacks on voting rights come in the form of voter ID laws, restrictions on voter registration, and harassment of organizers running voter registration drives.
When you hear about "voter fraud" from the corporate media, what you're hearing is part of a coordinated attack by the elites on our right to vote. The effect of these non-credible allegations are two fold, it allows them discredit, smear, and imprison anyone who has the balls to register voters, while giving them political cover for passing laws that restrict voting rights across the board. The Bush administration verifiability and under-handily put in new US Attorneys to further trumped up charges of voter fraud to disenfranchise Americans. Despite the fact it would directly benefit Obama to do something about this, he hasn't had the balls to do it, and he's left Bush's US Attorneys in place, even when they were throwing friends of mine, who worked their asses off for him, in jail after monkey trials (no surprise you didn't see that covered by the corporate media).
It's par for the course that the same Supreme Court which ruled on Citizen's United also approved restrictive voter ID requirements (add this the reasons I'm proud to have been arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court); both decisions follow the same vein in giving corporations rights at the expense of individual rights. At this moment in history most Americans are so brainwashed by the corporate media into complacency that they aren't aware of the coordinated attack on our right to vote, however the elites who are behind the attack know exactly what they're doing. They know the harder they make it for the poor, the disabled, and the invisibles in our society to vote, the more entrenched their power is, and that is exactly why we need to OCCUPY THE VOTE with all the people the corporate elites don't want to see. The 99% has much more power in our democratic republic than the elites would like us to believe, and it's up to us to use that power by voting and encouraging others to vote, even when our choices of candidates are downright awful.
I do not believe we can change the system in a day, or that any candidate will do it for it for us. Without direct action, we have no hope of creating a better world, and that's why I Occupy. Direct action goes hand in hand with voting in the revolutionary's tool box.