And if you believe "your vote matters" I've got some ocean front property in Nevada to sell ya. There are several real world factual reasons why the "popular vote" doesn't matter, and hasn't for a long time. For starters, the EC (electoral college) is not legally bound to vote the way its constituents vote (popular vote). Add to that special interest groups, lobbying, general greed/corruption and it's easy to see how decisions can be made even before the first ballot is cast. The idea of our election process is great on paper but has long been manipulated to take away any say so we as the people have. I'm not saying not voting "does anything", but neither does voting once you realize the reality of the situation. I just refuse to participate in such a self loathing system. Voting just makes you part of the herd but accomplishes nothing more than not voting.