American Voter Interview: FINAL PIECE

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Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

Hello, I am Emily Inglethorp. I am 32 years old and I work in a hospital as a doctor. My state is worth 15 electoral votes, which is not half as much as I would like it to be! The state in which I live in votes for both the Democrats and the Republicans, depending on the candidate.

How do you feel about tomorrow’s election?

I feel excited for tomorrow's election, as my vote may help the future of our nation. Although I am thrilled, sometimes I feel as if my vote isn’t powerful at all, and that I shouldn’t bother, but I must keep reminding myself: every vote counts!

Why should people vote tomorrow?

I believe that people should vote tomorrow because voting gives you the power to decide how your country is run, and a voice to be heard. If you vote for a candidate who cares about the country, he/she may make policies that appeal to the citizens rather than big industries focused on wealth.

How powerful do you think your vote is?

Personally, I think my vote is quite powerful because even one simple vote has the ability to change the chance of a candidate becoming President. There is a fitting proverb: “A single grain of rice can tip the scale.”

Can you explain why some people might not vote?

People may not vote because they feel as if their vote wouldn’t change anything and there is no point in voting for a candidate. Others may not vote because they are underage or in prison. Some might not vote as they are too ignorant to do so.

What about the presidency? Would you ever run for president? Why?

In my opinion, I would run for president in an attempt to bring prosperity and success to this great nation. I will try to get rid of any flaws, including poverty and homelessness. Being a US citizen, I will be open-minded and fair, addressing the true issues of this country.

How do you feel about the American voting system?

For someone who is not familiar with the American voting system, it can be quite complicated. However, as I am a born and bred American, I find our voting system fair and just, because the system bends over backwards in order to get the majority of the population to have their say (e.g. 18 is the minimum voting age, not excluding women etc.)

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