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Which Has More Power A Super Pac Or A Vote?

Updated on November 5, 2012

Which is worth more to a candidate running for office, a Super Pac or a Vote? Millions of dollars, or a vote? It depends on it the people, who believe what the Super Pac puts on television. After All, the Super Pac never lies, doesn't it? This year so much money has been used to run for President. How much of that money could have been used to improved, the economy in the United States? A lot of it! We need to let them know that our votes are more important then a super pac.

Actually, the vote is much more valuable then the every dollar ever printed in this country, but many people do not vote because they feel that their vote does not make a difference. That, however, is not true. In history there are many cases, not just one or two, in which one vote put a new person in office and changed the history of the world.

1) In 1649 one vote cost King Charles The First his life. The vote for his execution was 68 for it and 67 against it. So, the ax came down, and so did his head.

2) In 1800 The Electoral College cast their votes for president. In those days the man with the most votes became President and the man with the fewer votes became Vice President. But this time it was a tie. So , the the election was passed on the the House of Representatives. Thomas Jefferson became President instead of Aaron Burr by one vote.

3) Again in 1824, not one of the candidates running for President received a majority. There were four men running for President this time. So, once again the election was passed down to the house of Representatives. John Quincy Adams became the 6th President by one vote.

4) In 1845 Texas became a state by one vote.

5) In 1864 one vote allowed the U.S.A. to declare war on Mexico.

6) in 1850 California became a state by one vote.

7) Alaska was purchased and became the largest state in the U.S.A. This purchase was approved by one vote.

8) On November 8, 1923 Members of a recently formed political party, elected Adolph Hitler to lead it. Adolph Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party and changed the world forever. Millions of people died in Concentration Camps, the fighting of WW2, and the first Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After WW2 A large wall was built to divide Germany.

ADLOPH HITLER BECAME THE LEADER OF THE NAZI PARTY BY ONE VOTE!

What would have happend if Hitler had not been the leader the Nazi Political Party? We will never know. So please do not think your vote will not make a difference, it will. That is why our votes are more powerful then then the Super Pacs. Our votes are more powerful then money. Money is paper, our votes are not. Our votes can change what is happening in this country. Contact your politician and let him/her that you will not vote for him/her if they are not doing what they were elected to do. You can keep track of what they are doing by writing down what they are doing on a piece of paper and taking it with you to the election booth. So when it comes to election day you can hire or fire them. You are the boss. Money is paper, you are not.

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    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you logic,commonsense you are also helping me as well as Laura. We are helping each other. hope it works this way, starts with one then adds one, lets hope it grows larger and larger. Vote more and more. Ok raving and ranting again. Voting is something we need to keep.

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      logic,commonsense 

      6 years ago

      Michele, excellent examples on how one vote can make a difference!

      Just as a million dollars starts with one penny, an election starts with one vote. Time for more people to wake up and realize that.

      When I came to Hubpages, I was looking for other examples of logic and commonsense. Happy to have found one more! Keep 'em coming Michele!

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you very much John, even if people don't always vote on everything. Voting for a president is the most important vote of all.

    • John Sarkis profile image

      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Excellent article. I'm one of the opinion that it doesn't matter if you vote or not; however, I make it a point to always vote on the presidential elections - regardless....

      Voted up

      John

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      Laura Tykarski 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Nothing absoltutely-nothing beats a well researched piece of work ...best advice I was ever given by My Eng-205 Professor Mrs. Roche (pronounced roach)back in the Stone-Age lol ty

    • pmccray profile image

      pmccray 

      6 years ago from Utah

      Interesting, and scary. Voted up, marked useful and interesting.

    • gjfalcone profile image

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Fascinated Once again; Useful, interesting & Awesome

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Everyone in your country has the right to vote but does not have to vote. Voter is to say that I am here, my vote is my voice, even if it is low but this is my voice heard ... but it can multiply and these low voices get louder then, change is, again, by the vote and it is through voting that we can all decide our destiny and that of the country ... the country that everyone loves to live freely and with his grandfather for those who fought to become what it is ... the torch of freedom and rights, the vote ... Thank you, Michele for this invitation which is a source of our friendship

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      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Michele,

      That was excellent, my french is somewhat suspect. Care to summerize the particulars?

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Merci pour les commentaires de Ben. C'est une liberté que trop de gens ne se soucient pas. Nous avons besoin de le garder. Dans ce pays, seulement environ 58% de la population vote. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi les gens ne votent pas. Tout vous remercie pour votre commentaire.

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      Abdben 

      6 years ago

      Certes,voter est un droit et non une obligation.Par contre,s'abstenir de voter est un acte "d'autruche",ne pas voter,c'est donner le champ libre à une minorité.c'est une "chaise" de plus,pour elle.Voter,c'est dire que je suis là,mon vote est ma voix ,même si elle est faible mais c'est ma voix que je ferais entendre...Mais,elle peut se multiplier et ces faibles voix résonneront,alors, comme le tonnerre.Le changement se fait,toujours,par le vote et c'est par le vote que nous pouvons,tous,décider de notre destinée et celle du pays...Ce pays que,chacun aime à y vivre en toute liberté et avec ses droits acquis depuis ceux et celles qui se sont battus pour devenir ce qu'il est...Le flambeau de la liberté et des droits,c'est le vote...Merci,Michèle pour cette invitation qui est une source d'amitié...

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you gjfalcone. People do have more power then they think they have. Politicians work for us, they should know this.

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      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Fascinating Hub. Really powerful argument to Promote the vote. Voted ^ useful, Interesting & Awesome. Thanks for the info Michele!

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