Una Mullally: Is it okay not to vote?

Is abstaining from voting a political act or an anti-political one? In a contest with so much at stake, is it ethical at all?

For some American voters, it’s a case of Hobson’s choice, so should they abstain from voting? Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

For some American voters, it’s a case of Hobson’s choice, so should they abstain from voting? Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Last week, in their endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the Denver Post wrote, “a president Hillary Clinton on her worst day would be so superior to a president Donald Trump on any day that we marvel this race was ever competitive.”

What’s hard for many people outside (and inside, in fairness) America is how two presidential candidates who are so different can be equated as even vaguely comparable.

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