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Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: January 12th, 2013, 8:11 pm
by TheLastLink
I cannot understand it for the life of me, why people don't vote.
Or why people don't care about elections.
Or why people don't even bother to learn about either candidate.
Or why people who do vote vote on the basis of "Who seems nicer?" or "Who's more 'Hip?" or "Who should I vote for that's socially acceptable?".

Posted: January 12th, 2013, 9:24 pm
by Phantomboy
Now, I cannot speak for the people who don't pay attention to elections as I am not them. I do however know a few people who don't care to vote. From what I've gathered, by that I mean when I've asked them, they will respond with things such as "Well, both candidates are the same." and "It's not like it does any good." Which aggravate me as they aren't true, but I suppose it is up to the individuals wish- we cannot force them to vote. I find politics are very important, I wish more people did- but I am not in any room to judge as there is plenty of things I should be doing that I am not.

Posted: January 12th, 2013, 10:17 pm
by DvChayz
In my opinion, I don't see the point of voting if both of the candidates are going to ruin something anyhow.

Posted: January 12th, 2013, 10:32 pm
by Semesto
A lot of it is that fact that they don't like the outcome of what would happen. They do fail to say one way is going to happen so vote for the preferred outcome.

Posted: January 13th, 2013, 2:00 am
by Magmar
I assume you're talking about in America? Well, with the way the voting system actually works, at least with presidential elections, an individual's vote really doesn't matter considering the Electoral College makes the vote for us. Now, the EC does generally go with the popular vote from each state, but the one person's vote doesn't matter in the sense that it will change the coarse of the election. Especially if the person you would like to vote for is the opposite of the popular party in your state.

For instance, in Texas, there was really no point in voting for Obama because the state is so Republican and Pro-Romney. Your vote would never be heard.

Posted: January 13th, 2013, 3:34 am
by Semesto
Magmar wrote:I assume you're talking about in America? Well, with the way the voting system actually works, at least with presidential elections, an individual's vote really doesn't matter considering the Electoral College makes the vote for us. Now, the EC does generally go with the popular vote from each state, but the one person's vote doesn't matter in the sense that it will change the coarse of the election. Especially if the person you would like to vote for is the opposite of the popular party in your state.

For instance, in Texas, there was really no point in voting for Obama because the state is so Republican and Pro-Romney. Your vote would never be heard.

This is also very true, i wanted to say this but my laziness was overwhelming! So thank you for saying this!

Posted: January 13th, 2013, 2:01 pm
by Lysander789
Either they're don't want to vote for bad candidates or they're just lazy about voting. IMO, if you don't vote, you don't have any say about elections.

Re: Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: June 2nd, 2016, 8:11 am
by Miniike
enter 2016

big mouthed punching bag
naive old man
some charisma-free lady

i'm turning 18 just in time to not vote

Re: Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: January 25th, 2017, 6:27 pm
by Miniike
Miniike wrote:enter 2016

big mouthed punching bag
naive old man
some charisma-free lady

i'm turning 18 just in time to not vote

FUCK YOU JUNE 02 2016 MINIIKE YOU PIECE OF SHIT

Re: Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: June 12th, 2017, 12:57 pm
by Miniike
god i still can't believe i was all set to not vote june last year, and then actually didn't vote

i was a shitstain omg

Re: Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: August 30th, 2017, 1:52 am
by surbhipatel
In my openion,There are some people who just don't care about politics. Some people who don't vote are people in social groups.

Re: Why Don't People Vote?

Posted: November 8th, 2017, 4:46 pm
by Miniike
okay i was still a shitstain but our current system is not going to dismantle itself so pursuing it through it's own methods is pointless

still, you should keep the more right-wing people out of office soley because that's the least you can do until this godforesaken machine called late-stage capitalism chokes on its own vomit and dies