American Voter Interview: FINAL PIECE

Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

Hello my name is L’shante Johnson. I am a 36 year old african-american and I work as a nurse in the Heart Hospital in Oklahoma. I have four kids named Rackelle, Tanisha Deondre and Lamar. I am married to Devonte Johnson who is also african-american and works as a construction manager. I live in Nichols, Oklahoma.

How do you feel about tomorrow’s election?

I feel a bit nervous about the election tomorrow because whatever the people choose is going to have a big consequence as if Donald Trump gets elected, it could affect the healthcare business. Trump doesn’t really want people to get involved in healthcare but Biden does so that’s why I would like to vote democrat this election.

Why should people vote tomorrow?

People should vote because voting will determine the leader that you have and what they bring, meaning their ideas, will affect the way you live and your lifestyle. It may affect their jobs or family.

How powerful do you think your vote is?

To be honest, I don’t really feel that my vote is important as I want to vote for Joe Biden but my country votes republican. The candidate may win the popular vote like Hillary Clinton did in the last election in 2016 but to win the election you need to get the most amount of electoral votes.

Can you explain why some people might not vote?

Some people may not vote because they might feel that their vote is not important. Another reason may be because they're too young to vote or they just can’t get to a polling place for various reasons such as they are too old to get there or they are disabled. Or they live too far away from their nearest polling place.

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

I don’t think I would run for president because ( not to sound lazy or not hardworking, irresponsible ) the responsibility is too much and there’s too much hassle and I already have a lot of work and things on my mind.

How do you feel about the American voting system?

I actually find it quite confusing because it’s unfair and it doesn’t make sense as the candidate can win the popular vote but may not win the election as they didn’t win enough electoral votes compared to the other candidates.So to me it’s like the popular vote doesn’t matter or count.

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