Under ideal conditions, democratic elections are decided by fully informed voters making rational decisions based on that information. In reality:
Several of those interviewed in Lynchburg were devotees of the TV series "Big Love" and "Sister Wives," about polygamous Mormon families. They were unaware that the Mormon Church long ago renounced polygamy.
"Mormons don't believe like we believe," said Dianna McCullough, a retired factory worker, as she tossed salad in a Tree of Life Ministries soup kitchen. "Like the wives — Romney's probably got more than one."
This woman's vote counts just as much as yours. Actually, since she lives in a swing state, it counts more.