One year, long ago, in a small rural New York village everyone running in the local election was running unopposed.
The town prankster spent election day in the bar across the street and counted the number of local citizens that entered the polling place.
Including the poll workers the number of voters that day was eight (8).
Just before the polls closed the town prankster rounded up a dozen of his drinking buddies who proceeded to go the the polling station and write in votes for all of the races.
All of the unopposed politicians were defeated, including the prankster's father who was running for mayor that year.
This is a true story.
The moral of the story is to always vote, no matter how inconvenient, no matter whether or not you think it will make a difference.
The other moral of the story is:
BRING BACK THE 50 STATE STRATEGY!