Many people are willing to take on large risks in business, yet almost no one donates to charity in this manner. If anything, we should be even riskier with our donations. Charities that focus on existential risks – like the threat of extinction from human level artificial intelligence – appear to be particularly good opportunities for doing a lot of good.
Each vote from a swing state has a small chance of swaying the election. Due to the scale of the US government and the special threats that Donald Trump presents, the expected value from each of these votes is immense.