For reference, see this LW post arguing that the expected utility of voting actually does justify doing so.
Something brought up originally, but never really dealt with: this argument applies a fortiori to lobbying.
Would the defenders of these kinds of consequentialist arguments for voting also recommend effective altruists become lobbyists? It seems there is some tension there if they don’t, or else I am (or they are) confused about the implications of the premises in that argument.
Lobbying, or campaigning?
I think that there are various distinctions between lobbying, campaigning, and voting. Similar logic may or may not apply across these domains.