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Posted 3/19/16
Every time someone brings up the Race there's always that person saying "you're dumb, your vote won't matter anyway, blah blah blah"

I doubt this is true, but I don't really know why a lot of people have this mindset. It sounds pretty damaging

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I think it's because of the amount of people voting. They see it as one vote out of millions, which is a very small percentage of the total, so for the bigger picture it almost seems like nothing. However, if everyone thought that way then there wouldn't be all those "millions of votes" they compare it to.. so yeah.. that's my best guess ^.^
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"my vote doesn't matter" (i'm actually too lazy to vote)
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Posted 3/19/16 , edited 3/19/16



because of gerry mandering, and because citizens don't actually vote for the President.
people vote for representatives, who in turn vote for the President.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9SSQZX8fUE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qDCGTlF0r0
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Personally I don't think my vote matters much because I'm not well informed on the politics and I don't just want to throw my vote out there.
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People do not vote for the president directly, they tell the state what to vote for. Because the voting system is set up this way, the majority vote does not necessarily decide the president. People thus get the mistaken idea that voting is pointless, while in reality a third party vote is better than no vote at all.
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let's also not forget that in the past, deals were made to decide who would become President - of course, without consent or knowledge of the general public. heck, the practice may still be going on, and we wouldn't know.
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IShouldBeStudying wrote:

Every time someone brings up the Race there's always that person saying "you're dumb, your vote won't matter anyway, blah blah blah"

I doubt this is true, but I don't really know why a lot of people have this mindset. It sounds pretty damaging



I've been voting ever since i turned the legal age to do so, i see it as my right and obligation to society those who do not wish to vote should leave society if they do not wish to be apart of it. Also i think it's about time they added a null vote option for those who strongly wish not to support any given choices available.
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do we have a loli president candidate yet?


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i had a thread like this

idk honestly but haven't voted ever bc all the candidates are lame every single time; we're doomed no matter who is voting and who wins
Posted 3/19/16 , edited 3/20/16
Well, specifically with the 2016 election, I think a lot of people think that because we're basically screwed with whoever happens to win no matter what.
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TotalQuirk wrote:

Well, specifically with the 2016 election, I think a lot of people think that because we're basically screwed with whoever happens to win.


But this is the case with EVERY single election isn't it? (so aim agreeing with you) In Australia at least anyhow. We screwed no matter who gets in. Although i usually do vote (not ALWAYS) because (to me) one party to me is worse than the other BUT at the end of the day they all screw us. (so dose it really matter whom we vote for?)

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because people are thinking on an individual level versus a national level. A good chunk of the population thinks this because they think "I'm just 1/100000000 people, my vote won't matter". This mentality is bad because if enough people pick up said mentality, there WILL be a difference in the resulting election. Also, some people just don't like politics in general so they don't want to deal with it all.
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how is this a troll thread?
I think you just wanted to use this picture
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