Poli Sci Student From Swing State Protests Voting: “It’s Too Much Work”
POST OFFICE — In the days leading up to midterm elections, hundreds of anxious students were seen crowded around mail-in ballot dropoff boxes as mailrooms sorted through countless ballots to ensure that they got to voters in time. However, one student bravely reported that he will not be voting because he thinks it is “too much work.”
That student is Political Science major Demi Crocy (MCAS ’25). “Yeah, the country has gone to shit in the past few years, but you have to weigh the benefits and the costs. One walk to the mail room could be what I consider ‘worth the effort,’ but then I would have to walk to another mailbox after I filled out my ballot. Think about it. Is it really worth it?”
Crocy is a white, cisgender man from Pennsylvania, one of the most crucial battleground states in this election, with many saying PA’s congressional race will decide which party controls the Senate.
Crocy’s roommate, Honest Abe, (MCAS ’25) confessed, “To be honest, I thought it was fishy that Demi wasn’t going to vote, considering he is literally getting a degree in politics and is from Pennsylvania. So, I did what any roommate would do and I searched up his voter registration status. To my suprise, I found that he isn’t even registered to vote.”
When asked about his voter registration status, Crocy replied, “Okay you caught me. To be honest, the websites are just really complicated, and I got overwhelmed and confused and told myself I would do it later. Then I got distracted for a couple months and before you know it, it’s the midterm elections. To be fair, is my vote really that important in Pennsylvania? It’s like a pretty big state. I feel like everyone is overreacting.”
At press time, Crocy was seen in O’Neill Library researching the importance of voting for his POLI1042 midterm paper.