Voting Argument Analysis

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As precedents follow through and the presidential election for the start of each term occur quarterly, the amount of people voting continues to decline. People have not been voting for who they want to represent them. And as the population continues to increase, the number of eligible voters increase as well, which should result in an overall larger amount of people voting. However, that is not the case as people don’t vote due to their belief that their votes don’t matter. The youth feel like their vote will have no effect while minorities also believe that their votes don’t matter because others suppress their ideas so that they won’t be heard. Yet, they complain that our government is failing while sitting back and ignoring the fact that …show more content…
Since there are many people in the United States, many people see their one vote as insignificant. Compared to the overall number of votes, people don’t see their one vote as important because it doesn’t change any numbers. It doesn’t change the outcome or overturn an entire decision so they feel that it’s invalid. In Morris’ video about how to defend non voting, one man said, “Let’s say it does matter. Where my one vote swings the whole state” (Reasons). If the one vote doesn’t make a difference in the overall election, then there’s no point in voting anyways. Another reason is that there will be no change. Since the older, rich, and white citizens are the majority of the polls, what they vote for would be what occurs. The views of voters and nonvoters are on separate poles. Based on the chart of American National Election Studies, between “white voters and nonwhite, nonvoters, there was a 42-point net gap” on subjects involving economic inequality (McElwee). Voting doesn’t determine that what is best should happen. Instead, it is a game of chance in that“either you believe that the system is both changeable and worth changing, or you don’t” (Morris). Most people believe that the system won’t change and that voting is just a waste of time since their ideas will never be heard due to the higher …show more content…
As for minorities, if they want to be heard, they must vote and show what they want changed because if they only sit behind since nobody is helping them, nothing will get changed. If all these votes were added together, the overall numbers will be affected distinctly which shows that every little vote counts and if we include electronic voting, this would interest and even aid more people to vote in elections. Even if some believe that it will have no effect, voter apathy will continue to harm our republican form of government if the young and minorities do not vote

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