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Do you really plan to vote tommorow?

  1. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    Some people feel voting this year is a pointless exercise-they say "Why even vote?"-especially when the vote is so incredibly close.  I do not agree, however, but what should we say to these individuals to convince them that every single vote counts?

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The apparent closeness of this election should be the motivation to vote, not the other way around.  Come on people, go before work, at lunch time or after work.  Go just before the polls close if you have to wait, but go.  Notice I didn't say go vote for so-and-so or else stay home.  If you are still undecided, go with your gut.  Keep in mind, there are other races out there besides the presidential race.  This is America.  We are America.   Lets act like it and vote.

      1. Petra Vlah profile image61
        Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I very much doubt that every single vote counts in a country that has an electoral college system and the popular vote means nothing. Furthermore,  knowing that the rule of the game is winner takes all, in a predominantly red or blue state individual votes are even more useless.
        By the time polls are closed in the West Coast, the election is over and the 271 votes have been reached
        BTW, let's not forget we DO HAVE a Supreme Court that can always change whatever "we the people"  voted for

        1. lorlie6 profile image82
          lorlie6posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          When you wrote "the popular vote means nothing" the hairs stood up on my neck, Petra!  Yes, the Electoral College is the ultimate decider, but "we the people" count, too.

    2. safiq ali patel profile image72
      safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

      Not in the US. But to give the pot a good old stir I would If I were there and I think I'd vote Romney. Obama's four years have seen little change in the gloomy international economic growth outlook. I could be being very short sighted here but Romney is a financial wizard. I went off Obama when I looked a little closer at his supporters history with the outlawed nation of Islam. Please Obama supporters don't hit me for saying this. But as far as I can see Obama has been slow.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

      Since we know that the 1% are working hard to take control of all 3 branches of our government, I would tell them,

      vote like your democracy depends on it, because it does.  It's an important election, and whether you believe your vote counts or not, why not take the chance that it does count.

      I already voted, on day 1 of early voting.

      1. Repairguy47 profile image59
        Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The 1%? Still holding on to that occupy dream? The percentage of Americans who want a robust economy where EVERYONE benefits is larger than 1%

    4. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

      Of course it is, that's not what I'm talking about.

      1. Repairguy47 profile image59
        Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You're continuing the myth of the 99% who have no control over anything so anarchy should reign!

    5. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

      Yes. As pointed out above, there are many other decisions on the ballot besides POTUS.
      Propositions and measures, oh my!

      1. lorlie6 profile image82
        lorlie6posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Indeed, MM.

        1. habee profile image95
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I already voted.

          1. lorlie6 profile image82
            lorlie6posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Good for you...though I love going to the polls..

    6. Lisa HW profile image69
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

      Already voted.

      1. cam8510 profile image96
        cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'll be at the poll in four hours and forty minutes.

     
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