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Does your individual vote really count for anything?

  1. Perspycacious profile image82
    Perspycaciousposted 17 months ago

    Does your individual vote really count for anything?

  2. aasl profile image79
    aaslposted 17 months ago

    I think it does count. But its the electoral college that kind of fouls things up because a person can win the popular vote and still lose the election.

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    1. Perspycacious profile image82
      Perspycaciousposted 17 months agoin reply to this

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  3. Henry Bemis profile image83
    Henry Bemisposted 17 months ago

    No. I don't believe so. Personally, I don't vote anymore. If you are merely referring to the presidential election well I can say for certain it doesn't, the president does not win by popular vote, it's the electoral college that chooses the president. As far as bills and that sort, I feel that the research shows the ones that pass always provide some benefit to the government entity while offering a little or none at all to the general public. The larger the benefit to the public the larger the benefit to the government. People in Oregon became excited when marijuana was legalized here. They said things like: the system does work or it was our voice that changed the law. Maybe. I mean, it's been on the ballot numerous times over the past decade, and it wasn't until after Colorado legalized it and collected a tax revenue of over 2 million dollars in the first year, suddenly, states all over were miraculously legalized the long despised "gateway" drug. I am sure that the revenue had nothing to do with the sudden winning streak. Right?

    In short; No. Your vote does not count. It is an illusion maintained to give the appearance of a voice, a say. A shout in the void.

  4. gregas profile image82
    gregasposted 17 months ago

    This is the first year I have ever voted. I am 69 and I have always been against the electoral college. That is how determined I am to have change in the government and I really do believe Trump can bring change. I do hope the one vote can make a difference even though I am in California and they say California is a so called blue state. The electoral college is so one sided it isn't funny. As an answer to your question, NO.

    1. Perspycacious profile image82
      Perspycaciousposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      If Californians vote for another Clinton in the White House, your vote will not count.  Why?  All California's electoral votes go to the winner.  It could be 50% to 49.99% and the 50% would get all California's electoral votes.

  5. wingedcentaur profile image85
    wingedcentaurposted 17 months ago

    Hi Demas W. Jasper! How's it going?

    If you are referring to the upcoming Presidential election, in the United States of America, one has to say this: Given the fact that we use the electoral college, which prevents us from voting for the President directly --- the value of the individual vote is unclear.

    As you know, whoever gets the most electoral votes from the state you live in, that is the person who will be said to have "won" your state.