The vote is a powerful thing. It's the power of individual choice and the power of democracy. Perhaps it's no surprise that the New Order of Highsec is the most powerful and influential organization in EVE today, because it's also the organization that most fully embodies the spirit and power of democracy. The New Order gave highsec the vote, and highsec voted unanimously* to elect me Saviour of Highsec.
(*Includes proxy voting on behalf of those unable to cast ballots.)
Of course, all of this is contrary to the claims of the rebels and skeptics and carebears and Anti-Gankers. They've long attempted to undermine the legitimacy of our system, making wild accusations about my being unelected, a tyrant, and so on. Such claims have been absolutely debunked from top to bottom.
For further reading, I refer you to two classic, excellent MinerBumping posts on the subject:
A Perfect Election, A Perfect Democracy
How the New Order Protects Your Democracy
Highsec made the right call in voting for me--that much is obvious. Even in elections of lesser importance, it's worth considering how one should exercise one's vote. There's a lot of political strategy and theory floating around out there, but a basic principle holds: The only wasted vote is the vote one casts against one's own conscience. And that's not just true of voting; it's true of all power one exercises and every action one takes. This is why everything our Agents do is done according to their conscience.
With all this in mind, Agent Galaxy Pig went to the polls during the United States presidential election and voted his conscience. The moment was captured on video. Click to watch:
As I've said, this isn't merely limited to voting and elections. Whenever an Agent of the New Order enforces the Code against a rebellious carebear in highsec, the same truth is lived out.