Hello, I am reflective_artic_fox and this is my Final Piece for the American election. I hope that you enjoy reading my post.
Name: James Welsh
What matters to him in the upcoming election: Whoever wins would deal with the environmental issues Earth is currently facing.
Electoral votes worth: 3
State type: Swing state
Plans to vote for: Joe Biden
Could he be President: Yes
Power points: Not powerful ––––––––x––––––––––––––––––––––– Powerful
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, my name is James Welsh and I'm an American citizen. I will be 38 next March, and I work as an environmentalist. That means that I work to prevent international climate catastrophes, such as global warming, by thinking of alternative ways to make our life-style. Only a minute ago, I was planning on inventing a water-powered car! I live in Montana, not so far from here, actually.
How do you feel about tomorrow’s election?
I don't exactly know how I feel. It sort of gives me a feeling that you just want to get on with it, and everyone stop fussing on and on. One lad even suggested that I campaign! I mean, I can become the President, but it would be a little to overwhelming. I don't really fancy that sort of thing, with all the responsibility. But overall, I'm a tad excited, as this is only quadrennial, and it decides who wins!
Can you explain why some people might not vote?
I think that there are quite a lot of reasons why someone might not vote, although most of them are excuses. They probably just don't want to, or if they can't they missed the moment. At least they don't live in Australia, I've heard that they fine you if you don't vote with good reason! In my opinion, not voting is sort of missing one part of a shape. Each citizen's vote makes up that shape, yet without one it might as well crumble.
How powerful do you think your vote is?
I think that my vote isn't the most powerful, as Montana is only 3 electoral votes which, compared to some others, would make our state a laughing stock. However, both candidates are doing something for the environment, although one is much more pronounced. Therefore, my job will probably gain an advantage over other ones. But to be honest, I think that my vote is more to the not powerful side.
Why should people vote?
Well, because you need to! If you do vote, then you get your say to the world, or, frankly, America. It will determine your personality, and who you are, by deciding who suits you best. Unless of course both candidates are bad apples. My message for the world would be to not let others tell what you get to say, as in the end it would come from the heart. You deserve a good leader, so don't hesitate to get one.
How do you feel about the voting system in America?
To be honest I don't realy think that it is fair, but since I don't know all of its principles I'm not so sure. The democratic system (electoral college) is a bit ironic, as it runs a sort of 'winner takes all' method. This is that if even just one more electoral vote is gained than the other, the person with the extra takes every vote, including the ones that voted against him. I don't think that it is well disciplined, what with all that unjustice lingering in the air. It's almost as if the elctoral college people themselves are opinionated about which candidate they would vote for!
Would you run for presidency?
Well, it's a bit like what I said. I don't really think that I should since I would probably lose and be put to shame in front of everyone! I have a fair amount of money– $880,000 but to be honest that's probably because of my job. Its not abut my personality, I don't think. However, my interests are unlikely to go unnoticed as the evironment is very important. I'm still contemplating whether or not I should run. Of course, I am able to, but what policies to make? I don't really like the sound of everyone relieng on one person, and if it was me, I'd feel pretty harassed.
Overall, I think that you should vote as even if it doesn't determine whether your candidate will win, it depicts you yourself, and you are allowing others to know you, and they you, so it would most likely be a more relative world. More powerful votes are those who live in much more populated states, such as Texas. They get a much bigger say, and I think that all votes should be equal. Despite it won't have a big impact on the elction as not many people live there, Montana should also have the same amounts. So should all the others. Even people who are not citizens, but are legally residents of America can vote, as displayed on this timeline:
(you might need to scroll down to find it)
People who own land in America, white and black men and women (although it was harder for those black citizens whilst voting), and also people from Asian ancestry (such as Indian) can all vote. Yet in 2013 it became even harder for blacks! This should not come to be, as everyone is equal, so gender, skin colour, and even type doesn't matter. Even nature should be treated as well as everyone else. This is my view.
Thank you for reading my post, and I hope to see your opinions on it in due course!