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“If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal,” is a common critical take on elections. Yet, since voting in the Brexit referendum changed quite a bit and will likely change a lot more of how Britain is run, it's worth taking a closer look at what voting in general and referendums in particular do and don't in and for a capitalist democracy: what options does a vote offer? In what way is the rule legitimated through the results of a ballot? How come such a stable form of ruling asks for approval of the people in the first place?