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Posted 1/21/16
for the presidential elections in the USA? Why or why not?

Did you know there was a president named Garfield?



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I never vote, for anything
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Posted 1/21/16
It does, more so in the primaries than the actual presidential election,.
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People use to vote for progress...now people vote for prevention
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whether your vote counts depends on your state.
Some states are super leaning one way and will have a very very very minor chance of ever voting otherwise, in which your vote really doesn't count.
The primaries your vote counts a lot more though.

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Considering I'm an independent voter......maybe not.

Still not gonna stop me when my time comes.
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Moved from California to Nevada so it counts more than before. However, that is really just for presidential election. You still vote for a lot of other stuff in the state, county and city so voting still matters even if you are in a deep blue or deep red state.
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Vote early, vote often!

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Spider-Man is a non-voting felon. So I spend election day pursuing more important interests...

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Due to the structure of the electoral college system, in some states your vote counts less than in others. The electoral college gives three delegates to each state before dividing the rest among the states based on population, meaning in low population states such as Alaska and Wyoming your vote counts more than in more populous states such as California or New York. Primary votes also count more because there are more candidates and fewer voters (usually divided by party, except in open primary states) meaning the margins between candidates can come down to a few voters easier than in large-scale general elections. The phenomenon of a "rogue elector" in the electoral college, however rare, would completely cancel all the votes from their district (this has only happened 3 or 4 times) and narrow margins in winner-take-all states can result in a president that loses the popular vote (such as in 2000), putting into question whether or not the individual vote actually counts.
In short, it depends.
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Posted 1/21/16
No, considering I haven't bothered with it.
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Posted 1/21/16

Werina wrote:

I never vote, for anything


Thats Hawt XDD
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22 / M / Missouri
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Posted 1/21/16
Presidency: Not really
Governor, representatives and senators (national & state), city positions, county positions, etc.: Yes.
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31 / M / Seattle
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Look up, the Electoral College. The short answer is no your vote does not really count. Even in large states if you are not part of the majority your vote is next to worthless.
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My vote doesn't count. The people counting the votes count.
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