Importance Of Voting In America

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Voting in America Although young people register to vote, they are less likely to vote than older people. Milligan states that “Women are slightly more than half the population. They are the majority of voters and the strong majority of Democratic primary votes.” (p. 1). Women voter turnout has surpassed men’s in every presidential election since 1980. Some reasoning behind this may be that because some women spend more time with teachers, elder care workers, healthcare providers and other people who are employed, reimbursed or tightly regulated by the government. This additional exposure to government could make the potential outcomes of elections more impressive. Also a part of information that holds interesting is that older women are …show more content…
Before people can vote, they must sign up, or register. The U.S. government is constantly trying to come up with new ways to encourage people to vote. With the knowledge that even a slight change in the voting numbers can affect the entire outcome of an election and the course of world politics. Voters have little rational incentive to vote because they have only a tiny probability of casting a vote pivotal to the election turnout. Therefore, the levels of turnout observed in elections must come from some other benefit which voters derive from the act of voting. (Mann, C. …show more content…
To consider the issues that affect the state and community people live in by far top priority when casting a vote for any political office. Viewing distortion techniques will give clues to a candidate’s character. One such technique that is well known is guilt by association. This technique is when someone is being a part of a group who speaks out or does not stand up to speak out against an unpopular idea. Thus people can be considered as a part of a group even though they aren’t really a part of it. Another interesting approach is name- calling. Political name calling is known for linking a person or idea to a negative symbol. References to race, ethnicity or marital status can be gracefully used to instill prejudice. Rumors can and have influenced the opinions of voters all over the country. As stated by Ronald Khol, “you can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the

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