Is it worth voting?

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Some people don't bother voting as you may know during elections each state is worth a certain amount of points and if you get voted the most thats the most points you get and at the end, the person with the most points wins but not all states are worth the same.

Some states are worth 55 (Calafornia) but some are only worth 3 (Montana) and some people who live in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming feel a bit worthless as they are not worth as much as others.

Would you feel the same?

Thank you for your time!

Humble_sea

Comments (24)

  • Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Oct 2020

    I would still try and vote even if I lived in Montana or any of the other states that you listed, because not many people would vote you might have a bigger chance of the person you like winning in that country. It is worth voting in every state.

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    1. Cheam Fields logo humble_sea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
      peaceful_raccoon's comment 13 Oct 2020

      I agree as even as its a smaller state you have more power because your vote could change everything and you could get who you want

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  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    12 Oct 2020

    I also think that it is worth voting. This is because, even a small amount of of points, such as 3 points can completely flip the results. If one candidate is ahead by only two points, those three points will make the opposition win the election by 1 point. If you live in a place worth more electoral points, it is definitely more important to vote, because your vote could massively change the election. If you are not sure who to vote for, don't let anyone else tell you what to do - just think about it for a bit and eventually you'll come to a decision. If not, choose whoever you dislike least. Candidates will campaign in different states to get more people to vote for them. They will most likely go to some swing states (states that could vote for either Republicans and Democrats) but should still protect the states that are more likely to vote for them. Only one single action that you do can change a lot of people's opinions. A state like Florida, worth 29 points, and is a swing state, will be a popular place to campaign for candidates because they could give them lots more points. The states that were worth less points, such as the ones you mentioned, may not feel worthless, especially ones like Iowa and New Hampshire. This is because they can have the power to change the election.
    Thank you for reading my comment,
    eager_reflection

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      eager_reflection's comment 13 Oct 2020

      This is a packed comment with lots of examples and explanation to support your point (a great use of the speaking skill!). Can you develop your ideas by considering different perspectives? What would it be like to be a voter in a state like Florida in comparison to one worth very few electoral votes? Would it make a difference?

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  • Ditton Logo crafty_song | Ditton Primary School A
    13 Oct 2020

    Even if you don't want to, do it! Voting may seem like nothing but one vote could change everything.

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  • Cheam Park logo magnificent_guava | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    15 Oct 2020

    I think it is worth voting because even one vote can change the whole election. E.g. Donald Trump could have 10001 electoral points and Joe Biden could have 10000 electoral points so it can make a difference to voting plus people can take part at least in a vote .So I think it is worth voting.

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  • Hammond School logo fair_library | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    They should still vote because if you don't vote the person you didn't want to win might win

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  • Hammond School logo reserved_mode | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    If you don’t vote the president you want might not get picked because you didn’t vote like if the president you want lost by 1 electoral vote if you voted your president could have got picked

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  • Hammond School logo determined_tennis | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    I think you should vote either way because you might think it does nothing but in reality it could do a lot

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  • Cheam Fields logo patient_apricot | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    Yes i do agree with you humble_sea but what happens if the state was a swing state it will still be worth .

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  • Cheam Fields logo wise_philosophy | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I think you should vote because the president you want might not get picked because if you don't vote then your friends or family might copy you and would know that you didn't vote so they might not vote or they will but vote for the other one.

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    1. Cheam Fields logo humble_sea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
      wise_philosophy's comment 15 Oct 2020

      I agree as you might get a chance and if you don't vote you won't have as much chance as getting the person you want but if you vote you will get a better chance of getting the person you want.

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  • Cheam Fields logo reflective_forest | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I think that you should vote,
    because even though your area might not cost alot of points your still very lucky as some people my not be able to get to a voting station and there are some times rules in voting and one is that you cant vote if you have been in jail. Also your vote might make a difference and the president could be the one you choose.

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  • Cheam Fields logo educated_moon | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    It is worth voting because your vote might change everything.

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  • Cheam Fields logo crafty_engineer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    No it is not worth voting because if you're state is worth less than the state with more electoral points will win.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg meticulous_octopus | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    15 Oct 2020

    yes it is worth voting. The reason i say this is because even if you think your vote won't make a difference it honestly will. Most people think that if there state only has a few electoral votes your vote could determine who the next leader of your country will be.
    what i mean by this is even if someone receives 1,000,000 votes and the other candidate receives 999,999 votes then the first candidate will win over every single vote and that one vote could be yours so please do vote

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  • Hammond School logo practical_tree | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    My opinion is voting is worth it every vote counts

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  • Cheam Park logo quirky_synthesizer | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    16 Oct 2020

    I think it's worth voting because if you're over 18 you're over 18 you can vote use it and it's yours and everyone's counts

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  • Hammond School logo wondrous_drum | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    I think that it is important to vote because it is making you voice heard and your vote will count.

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  • Hammond School logo enterprising_night | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    It is worth voting because even if you have 4 electoral college points it still matters.
    People may think their vote is less powerful because they may think one vote doesn’t change anything but it does for an example at the 2016 election only 55.5% of people voted, if the other 44.5% voted it would of changed the result especially for swing states. I understand if you don’t vote because for an example if your state voted Democrats every election then people would think their vote wouldn’t count and matter (if you were voting the Republicans).
    My opinion is that you should vote especially women because people fought for women to vote an now your wasting it? Even for men please vote it does make a difference, if the whole of America didn’t vote then there would be no result.
    enterprising_night

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_philosophy | Michael Faraday School
    18 Oct 2020

    I personally think that you should vote.
    But say your state a only a small amount of electoal points it may not be worth it,becouse it kind of like your vote isn't being heard.
    Also, some people might not vote because they can't t as they may be to young but if you are to young, you could talk to your perents about who they might vote or you could look at the 2 people running for president, (Donald Trump and Joe Biden) and see there qualitys and stuff they would do if they were presedent. See who you would vote for if your could vote.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      chatty_philosophy's comment 19 Oct 2020

      Speaking to other people is a really good idea - it's important to get a range of opinions before you make up your own mind!

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  • Cheam Fields logo frank_maths | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    21 Oct 2020

    This is very true and I agree with you humble_sea!

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    1. Cheam Fields logo humble_sea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
      frank_maths's comment 23 Oct 2020

      Thank you for the comment frank_maths, this is something I think should be changed so thank you for agreeing with me.

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