That is an excellent point, and on the surface hard to refute.
James M. Ridgway, Jr.

James — wouldn’t it be great if our voting booths could trigger an alert every time we tried to vote for something against our self-interest? Kind of like one of those annoying Windows alerts — “Warning-you are voting for Donald Trump who is committed to repealing the ACA which your wife actually depends on to manage her condition. Additionally, there is nothing he can do to restore your $40/hour manufacturing job. If he does manage to “bring those jobs back here” you will be working the same job for $3/hour because his labor secretary pick favors getting rid of minimum wage requirements. Do you wish to continue? Y/N

Of course — somehow this would be chalked up to some fake news liberal conspiracy and they’d vote ‘yes’ anyway…