Nice thoughts. Surely all points might have had a share in the final outcome.
That made me think, the reason behind each of the votes that I had made. Each of my votes had been based on either one of the two reasons.
- Generally people are selfish. They consider the good of themselves over that of the country. So mostly people vote for those whom they consider as good for themselves. I select a person whom I think is good for me.
- At times people want to take revenge. In such a situation, to whom I vote, is not as important as to whom I did not vote. I filter out all those persons whom I do not want to vote , and pick up the one who is most likely to fetch the largest vote share from the remaining list.
- At times I am obliged to someone for some of the favour they done, that I try to express my gratitude with my vote (mostly in panchayath elections)
Well, pondering a little more made me realise that there could be a lot more reasons. Its a fascinating science for sure.