Cash4Votes: Sell Your Voter Apathy for Cold Hard Cash

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It’s the remix to Ignition, Fresh out the Venture Crunch kitchen, Cash4Votes got every woman and man in here wishin’

Ok we have to stop that before R. Kelly sues us too.  

We are ecstatic to introduce Cash4Votes:

Users will be able to appraise their vote with on-site calculator and then get instantly paired with a buyer.

But wait – wasn’t selling your vote outlawed in the 19th century? Probably, but let’s be real they didn’t have Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump running for the presidency back then, did they?

My favorite part about this idea could actually work in this political landscape. This goes down the trail of candidates buying voters with campaign money, but at least we wouldn’t have to listen to awful campaign ads in the middle of our “sensual jams” Spotify playlist.

Even charging a minimal 5% transaction fee on a site like this would bring in *counts fingers* big bucks. Only 53.6% of the voting age population voted in 2012, leaving 111.9 million potential voters sitting at home probably reading my blog. The average citizen is willing to sell their vote for around $100. This means Cash4Votes could potentially tap into $5,595,000 in revenue in just a few months. Sup Shark Tank?

Unfortunately, we can’t legally have actual transactions on the site. Although Moskov v. United States sounds like a good name for my next book, crowdfunding your legal fees is not a good look.

In all seriousness, the financial viability of this should be a wakeup call to the value of your vote. This isn’t going to turn into one of those “it’s your duty to vote, (as long as it’s for my candidate)” posts you might see from millionaire celebrities, so cool your jets. Voting is your right; you are no more obligated to vote than you are to exercise your right to go buy an M-15.

But, it is your intellectual obligation to not complain if you don’t vote. You will be no different than feudal Russian serfs talking shit miles away from their lords. When you realize your trip to Cancun is going to involved some wall-climbing, you gotta take it. When you see your paycheck docked an extra couple hundred bucks to pay for your friend Dan’s racist grandpa’s hip surgery because of Obamacare, you gotta take it.

Unless you vote. Then you’ve got a green pass to complain all you want.

Check out Cash4VotesBuilt by the extremely talented Jonas Fleur-Aimi and envisioned by the visionary Alex Moskov (who will probably take as much credit as he can but it’s obvious who the real Woz is.)

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