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Do We Really Need to Vote?

Democracy is catching on internationally, albeit with an added component to the electoral process. There's the traditional campaigning, the day at the polls, the tabulating, but the announcement of the winner is now accompanied by a massive protest.

While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was being sworn in as president of Iran Wednesday, hundreds or perhaps thousands of protesters battled with riot police in what was the largest protest in the country in a generation.

Ahmadinejad's response was, "It is not important who voted for whom. What we need is national greatness." An effective cost-saving measure might be to eliminate the voting as it appears to be irrelevant and misleading.