So as best I can tell, the author of the article has two reasons he doesn’t vote
His state (Texas) is traditionally Republican, and he feels that his vote doesn’t count.
Being informed about who to vote for is work, and he doesn’t want to do it.
I’m not sure what to say- part of me feels pretty deeply that he’s missing something fundamental about the voting process above and beyond the obvious point that if all the people on his side act like he does, then they’re essentially guaranteeing that their side will never win, because they’ll all be staying home and being petulant.
I also have to question the utility of deciding whether you’ll vote on your expected outcome of a single election. Most elections are some combination of Federal, State, County, City and School Board candidates and issues. Even if I was pretty sure one candidate or another would win for the big elections (for example, I’d bet big money that Greg Abbott will crush Lupe Valdez in an absurd fashion next month), it’s STILL worth going and voting for your local congressmen, city council members, bond issues, propositions, state constitutional amendments, etc…
Am I missing something? Does this guy have a reasonable point of view?