Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
My name is Jake Locab and I am 21 years old and I work at a restaurant as a chef. I live in California and I started my career in 2014. In my opinion, the education policy and climate change policy is the most important to me because as a chef I need to know as I need fruits and vegetables for the restaurant and education is important to me because I need my children to learn.
How do you feel about tomorrow’s election?
I feel excited about tomorrow’s election but nervous at the same time because I don’t want Donald Trump to win the election again. Hillary Clinton got more votes but the votes don’t count. It is the electoral votes that matter and decide who has won.That is why Donald Trump won instead of Hillary Clinton!
Why should people vote tomorrow?
I think they should vote tomorrow because if they don’t then they won’t get their voices heard and their vote could make the difference! If they don’t feel like they get their voices heard then they would feel like it wouldn’t count when it will.
How do you feel about the voting system in America?
I feel like the Democratic system is fair because if you are in a Democratic country then that is the vote for you(Democracy). Say if you lived in Texas which has 38 electoral votes then Donald Trump would obviously go to that state to win their votes.
How powerful do you think your vote is?
I think my vote is very powerful because I live in California and California is worth a lot of
electoral points. Because California has a lot of electoral votes, I would feel like my voice is getting heard but if you live in a state which has 3 electoral points you might not feel like your voice is being heard as much.
Can you explain why some people might not vote?
Some people might not vote because they might have other things to do or they might think that it won’t count. It may be that they might not have done it before so they might not know how to vote or they don’t know much about politics!
What about the presidency? Would you ever run for president? Why?
I wouldn’t run for president because I don’t know much about politics and I won’t know how to run as president either. I also wouldn’t run for president because I don’t know how to help the world!