It doesn’t amount to making any difference, but as a rule I never vote for a candidate who is running unopposed. Sadly, this happens a lot. Many of the races for Congress I’ve ever voted in were this way.
There was one election in Richmond, Virginia in which I literally voted for no one (though I think I did answer y/n on one of the question votes). Really doesn’t do much to motivate one to vote at all when it really doesn’t matter, right?
So I’m very glad to see some competition —no matter how anemic— on my ballet this November. I’m no fan of Rep. Blackburn or Sen. Corker. Though some of their competition are no-chance, fringe candidates; folks like that have occasionally won races.
So if you haven’t already voted, go vote this Tuesday. Even if you have to skip over some one-horse races, it always matters.