The Vote Trader is a socio-science fiction drama. Hector is a financial and business expert, working in gray markets in Brooklyn. His partner, Sarah, is a political operative for a Democratic candidate in the race for Senator from New York. The sci-fi element is that New York allows individuals to buy and sell votes in political elections (like buyers and sellers do for corporate securities). Hector, though apolitical, decides to trade in votes in the election for US Senator from New York. Initially, he is pursuing profit.
The story explores the connections between civic responsibility, greed, wealth, and politics. It is not based upon the USA's 2020 national elections.