An Citizen's Interview

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Hello everyone, I am encouraging_mulberry and this is my final piece, I hope you enjoy reading it!

About my character:

Name: Emma Welsh

Age: 26

Occupation: Surgeon

What matters to her in the upcoming election: The winning candidate should fund hospitals with more money to help patients in need.

How many electoral votes is your state worth?: 55

How does your state usually vote?: Democrat

Who do you plan to vote for?: Joe Biden

Could you be president one day?: No

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Can you tell me a bit about yourself?:

Good Morning everyone! My name is Emma Welsh, I am 26 ( 27 next month ) and a qualified surgeon. If you don't know what that is, let me explain. Surgeons treat injuries, diseases, and deformities through operations. Using a variety of instruments, a surgeon corrects physical deformities, repairs bone and tissue after injuries, or performs preventive or elective surgeries on patients. Also I live in California, I'm just here on holiday!

How do feel about tomorrows election?:

Honestly, I'm a tad bit nervous. Wanna know why? Well, most of the American states are republics and that isn't very good for me and all the other people who want Joe Biden to become president. If Biden can persuade the swing states to vote for him, I'm sure he will win!

Can you explain why some people might not vote?:

Many people in America do not vote as they are under 18. I think that is the only reason people shouldn't vote. In some states ex-felons can't take part in the election ( a felon is a person who commited a crime), thats pretty sad actually. Just because they did something wrong and went to prison/jail, doesn't mean they shouldn't vote! Why can felons campaign for president (even WHILE they are in jail/prison) but not vote? Also, non-Americans can't vote, that is pretty obvious!

How powerful do you think your vote is?:

If this question is apposed to my vote, as an individual, I don't think it is very powerful. Reason being the electoral votes. What is that, you may ask? Well, the elctoral votes are, of course, votes from each state. Every state has its own amount of votes, more populated states have the most and the least populated have less. E.g, California (the biggest or most populated state in the USA) is worth 55 votes, Texas has 34 and New York has 31. In every election they use the electoral votes system so basically no ones really has a say in anything but of course, you don't just choose a state, you have to win them! But some states aren't swing states and they always vote for one party!

Why should people vote tomorrow?:

I think everyone should vote actually. Well, only if you can! Many years ago, lots of people who now have the right to vote, couldn't vote before! So what is the point of not voting? Thousands protested and risked their just so women could vote, and still many women don't vote! Again, many people protested so black men could vote, and still a lot of them don't (you get the point) ! Also you really should be grateful you can vote as I have said a few times, other people can't!

How do you feel about the voting system in America?:

The system isn't very because of the electoral colledge votes ( go to paragraph 3 to here more about electoral votes) but atleast people can still vote so the government can still call it a democracy.

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

I would not campaign for president as I am not ready to let go of job. I love being a surgeon, helping people get better from their injuries! Also I love all of my colleugues as much as my job as they are always there to help! Infact, I only just became a surgeon 2 months ago so there is still much for me to learn. Goodbye!

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