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If you are interested in what vote share can tell us -- and we’ll focus on this for the rest of this article -- we can just add up the total number of votes cast for all Democratic candidates and Republican candidates in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections, using Dave Leip’s election atlas as a source. It works out to 103 million votes for Democrats to 98 million votes for Republicans: a difference of 5 million votes, or 2.5 points. This is still a meaningful difference between the share of votes cast for Democrats and the share of seats that they won, but it isn’t the outrageous result that Vox headlined.
If you are going to the effort of putting them in a bank anyway, why not just convert them to real money and earn interest in the bank on a term deposit, then you get the benefit of it being in a bank AND having banking regulation and government backed insurance if the bank is robbed, goes bankrupt etc etc.
Because that interest will not cover inflation.