If the vote doesn't matter, how come the bastards go to so much trouble to keep us from doing it, or to falsify it? (Non-US link, since that site has been shut down again.) Voting in the USA a very uncertain process; it possible to fool much of the public much of the time. And still, still, even the possibility that the people might make their voices heard scares the bastards.
[Slightly edited on posting day to add non-US link and remove excess verbiage.]