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There are about more than 2 million people living in the U.S that are eligible to vote. About a little more than 50% of American Citizens who are eligible to vote actually do vote. But what about the other half? Can they make a difference? What are your thoughts?...Drop down your comments below (:
They can definitely make a difference!
Voting does make a difference!! Can you imagine if those other half voted? The could totally change the results of an election!
I'm a huge advocate for voting. Don't complain if you don't vote. Easy and fair enough.
I definitely understand where the people on the right are coming from. With some of the caucuses being decided by a coin flip, districts being drawn in such a way that certain voters (mainly nonwhite and not wealthy) have less weight in the elections than others, AND the electoral college still in place so if you live in a state where your vote is in the minority it feels very much like it doesn't count.... yeah. I get it. Our system is broken. Very, very, very broken. But choosing not to vote doesn't mean you're choosing not to participate, it means you're ceding a small piece of power that you still have over how the system works. Especially in local elections- the closer to home, the more power you have to make a difference. And more often than not the local politicians rise up. I for one want to make sure that those people are ones I can be proud of.
of cource it does? it better!! otherwise we are living under an undercover dictatorship or something other than democricy. if all those people voted. there would have to be a difference.