Bc i think so and thats all that really matters, even tho im suppose to be writing an essay abuot this. I would like to thank my mom dad and myself for making this happen. And i love all of my fans. Stay in school kids. Love you mom and dad.
You will see opponents to this argument say that it doesn't matter because they do not understand the way the system works, or else they are upset about the outcome of the election. This is exactly why it is important that each and every person votes, because each and every persons' vote affects the electoral vote (with each persons' vote having more or less affect in each state). Some people believe that the system should be what they consider "simplified," by doing away with the Electoral college and only using the popular vote. However, the Electoral College actually prevents states with large populations from majorly affecting the election.
Because the point to vote is to chose who we want as a leader, who we think could better our country. We have been voting since this country was first born, now people want to stop voting and ruin something that's been going on for a long time, over two hundred years. The future of America is literally in our hands, we make the choice on how the next 4 years will be, maybe even eight years, this is why I say we vote.
By using the electoral system each state gives all of its voting power to one candidate or the other. It creates an all or none voting contribution at the state level. The benefit of having each state representing only one presidential candidate is that it causes each presidential candidate to focus on every area of the country when establishing a campaign platform. In other words if a presidential candidate knew that he/she were winning the votes of a certain demographic that had enough voting citizens to get him/her elected, that presidential candidate could simply choose to ignore everyone else.
The electoral vote helps all demographics within a state to have a voice because an election can not be won by a candidate who simply ignores some part of the country as if their opinion does not matter.
This questions is obviously posed to address the validity of the electoral college when thinking about the presidential election. The electoral college vote is dependent of the popular vote, so if there was no popular vote how then could it be defined which candidates win which state? And for that matter, every OTHER election at the state level is directly determined by the popular vote. So yes - the popular vote does matter.
Although the Electoral College should be reformed, popular votes for president do count at the state level. If one candidate gets a single vote more than another, that state's electoral votes go for the candidate. A more fair way to divide electoral votes would be on a percentage basis for each candidate instead of a winner-take-all system.
Yes the US popular vote does matter in the end because when you vote for a person your individual vote may not matter but as a whole it does. There has been very rare cases where a president has won and did not have the popular vote and the margin in those numbers is very small. It happens in very rare case and it has not happened recently so US Popular vote does matter.
With the electoral college we don't really matter. Alexander Hamilton said in 1788 that the electors are 'free from any sinister bias, ' however in this day and age that is not true. The political parties control who is part of the electoral college which means, That most electors have to vote according to parties not opinion or popular vote.
The popular vote totally doesn't matter in anyway. Literally everyone in America could vote for one president but if the electorals choose the other one, He becomes president, Why? Because our vote doesn't count. Look back at the 2016 election between Trump and Hillary. Hillary won the popular vote over Trump but Trump still became President, Why? Because he got more electoral votes which means the popular vote didn't decide shit. Our vote doesn't matter and that's that.
Why does the government have us vote for president if our vote doesn't matter. They're giving us false power, trying to make us think we can do something but we really can't. The decision is just up to the 538 electors in Congress. There are over 300 million American but only 538 people are voting for president. The American people want change but apparently only people in Congress can change the laws. Is this a democratic country or not?
The popular vote doesn't matter. What's the point of having a popular vote if it doesn't determine the candidate to win the presidency. The government is messed up. This makes me feel like my vote just doesn't matter if the Electoral college is just going to vote for me and everyone else who voted for the candidate they want to win.
It does not because our vote may convince them to vote as the people would like but there are other influences that can change a vote to serve hidden interests. If the system needs changing it will as other things have in the past. There are many of us that would not allow the country to fall into the hands of a dictator. Thinking that removing the electoral college will cause that is absurd.
In any state that's either overwhelmingly red, or overwhelmingly blue, it doesn't seem like much more than a meaningless gesture. The philosophy is also flawed, as it suggests that, depending on where they live, some citizens voices are more important than others.
I didn't get around to voting myself. But there's no point in regretting that, because, had I voted, it literally wouldn't have made a single bit of difference.
If my vote counted then Clinton would be the next President.Clinton has been in politics almost all her adult life ,she has more knowledge about the world than Trump.After being first lady when Bill was President I am pretty sure she knows the workings of government better than Trump. Next election,I will not vote
Often popular votes are concentrated in certain places of the country. And with that, specific geographical and ideological views.
Most of a popular vote, can be concentrated within say a large state, in a particular;y large city. If popular vote mattered, then all a Presidential candidate would needs do, is campaign in that area , they win while being able to Ignore the entire country.
Needless to say that equates to a dictatorship. And Not what our country is about. Everyone has a say - to maintain a free republic, you cannot have a pure democratic vote, otherwise one segment of the population can Lord over the other, and terrorize people with say, Ungodly liberal laws. To prevent chaos and dictatorships; and to allow every voice to have say,
we have the electoral college. If it ant broke don't fix it; or you'll brake it . Then you'll be screwing yourself.
Popular vote is not equal in many cases, often popular votes are concentrated in certain places of the country. And with that, specific geographical and ideological views.
Most of a popular vote, can be concentrated within say a large state, in a particular;y large city. If popular vote mattered, then all a Presidential candidate would needs do, is campaign in that area , they win while being able to Ignore the entire country. That is Wrong, and not what our country is about. Everyone has a say - to maintain a free republic, you cannot have a pure democratic vote, otherwise one segment of the population can Lord over the other, and terrorize people with say, Ungodly liberal laws. To prevent chaos and dictator ships; we have the electoral college. If it ant broke dont fix it; or you'll brake it . Then your'll be screwing yourself.
The electoral silences your individual vote. Keep true to the American way, which is the will of the people, not at the hands of a few. The electoral is an old system that made sense, but no longer functional. Lets move forward make every vote count individually. America is great.