Schrödinger the Cat’s Election Theorem:
You can’t know whether your candidate has won or lost until the votes are counted. Until that moment, your candidate is half a winner, and half a loser.
If John McCain and Barack Obama were each penned up in separate steel chambers, along with a Geiger counter and a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that each candidate still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The psi-function of the entire system would express this by having in it the living and dead candidates (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts.
[Yes...chambers can be set up for Barr and Nader as well.]
Wouldn’t this be more interesting to watch than a night of election returns? Not necessarily a better way to choose our President – but more interesting.