My Citizen's American Election Interview

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MY CHARACTER:

Name: Mary Ashbell

Age: 29

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

What matters to you in the upcoming election?: Immigration and Healthcare.

How many electoral points is your state worth?: 15

How does your state usually vote?: Swing State

Who do you plan to vote for?: Joe Biden

Could you be president yourself one day?: No.

Power Points:

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Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

Hello, my name is Mary Ashbell. I'm 29 years old and a real estate agent at HappyHome Housing. What I'm concerned about is immigration and healthcare in America and the state I live in is worth 15 electoral points, its name is North Carolina and it's a swing state. This years election, I plan to vote for Joe Biden in this upcoming elections. Not just because I dislike Trump, but because I love the policies he plans for America, and he has good things planned for what matters to me the most.

How do you feel about tomorrows election?

I feel excited with millions of other citizens, as we get a new opportunity to change our lives. So many better things could happen if we elect a new president, they might even do what they promised in their campaigns, which many people across America will be so happy about, which will make America a happier and more comfortable place to be living in, and will hopefully welcome more tourists if we have a great president.

Why should people vote tomorrow?

People should vote tomorrow, because the people have the power to make a change to our lives, our freedom and our country. We could have better, more useful, more equal policies which will make America the democracy it was meant to be. It could make our country alot more adequate. Good change can happen, you would like that. Wouldn't you? So vote tomorrow in the election!

How powerful do you think your vote is?

I feel that my vote isn't very powerful, but slightly powerful in a way. The reason why I think it's not very powerful is because millions vote, and my vote could be nothing compared to the probably over 100,000,000 people who will vote in the election. And on a side note, the popular vote somehow doesn't matter! Only the electoral college matters! Which is completely unfair, isn't America a democracy? Shouldn't the people have a say? They should let us vote for who we want, instead of choosing the president via the electoral college system. The people need more power and freedom. But in the powerful side, lets say the popular vote is Donald Trump: 68,000,000 and Joe Biden: 68,000,000 too. If that were the case, my vote could make Joe Biden win the popular vote with 68,000,001. Which could make a difference in a way.

Can you explain why some people might not vote?

Like I explained, some people may not vote because they don't feel like their vote makes a difference, and isn't powerful at all. Some won't vote obviously because they aren't legally allowed to vote since they aren't 18. And some won't vote because they dislike both candidates, and they probably wont want either of the presidential candidates to get the role of President of the United States.

How do you feel about the voting system in America?

I think the voting system in America is unfair, because only the electoral points matter in the election, not the popular vote. This means the public don't get a say which doesn't make a democracy. The public should have the right to vote who they want, so all of us can be happier. America is a democracy, so just let our vote matter for once!

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

I wouldn't be able to run for president, because I'm not wealthy. So I won't have the money to run campaigns, and get into the list of people to vote for. Secondly, I'm not a powerful person and I'm not a popular person. Which also lowers my chance greatly, as people tend to vote for the people who have the most money, the best policies, the most convincing and best campaigns, and if they're popular or not.

Conclusion:

My conclusion is that you should still vote even though your vote might not count, it could make a difference in the popular vote, and you could make many people and their supports happy. Vote for the person who has the policies your happy with, not what other people are voting. But at the same time, its your choice pretty much.

Thank you for reading my final piece! Have a nice day!

- flowing_strategy

Comments (19)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    19 Oct 2020

    This is a great Final Piece that really picks apart the problems with the electoral college and touches on the can't vote / won't vote difference. I think it's an good example for other BNC members which is why I have made it an Editor's Pick.

    I would like to push your thinking further! You say you care about immigration and healthcare. Why are these things important to you. Can you explain why they are important to you (a 29-year-old real estate agent) and why you think Biden's policies on these things are better than Trump's?

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_strategy | Michael Faraday School
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 19 Oct 2020

      Hello Olivia! Thank you so much for the star and the feature on the editors picks! Here are my answers.

      1. Immigration is important to me because obviously my character is a Real Estate Agent, she sells houses and convinces people. Although my character would try and encourage to get more customers, it might not be as good because too many people trying to move into the country will increase the demand for housing to be made meaning more convincing .etc. It could make the (made-up) business I used "HappyHome Housing" loose alot of money and end up collapsing. But if it weren't to collapse, it would cause alot of stress on my character.

      My character cares about healthcare because they still have their parents alive, and they would want someone to look after them, and there are many other people who need better healthcare in America, and my character really cares so thats why.

      Why my character thinks Biden's policies are better:
      - Biden plans to not let people suffer and stay out in the cold if they end up emigrating into America. Although my character is concerned about immigration, like I said, my character is kind-hearted and doesn't want that to happen and wants their business to offer them a place with support and help them get a job .etc.
      (Source: https://joebiden.com/immigration/)

      - Biden plans for cheaper and more affordable healthcare for everyone in America. He put an act in place (Affordable Care Act) which lowered people who can't afford for proper healthcare by 23% when Obama was president.

      - He plans to let everyone no matter poor, rich, black, white or anything for that matter have the same things as the people who are privileged more, so its more equal.

      (Source: https://joebiden.com/healthcare/#)

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

        Well-researched evidence! You have clearly put yourself in the shoes of somebody else. Well done!

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      2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        flowing_strategy's comment 19 Oct 2020

        Well-researched evidence! You have clearly put yourself in the shoes of somebody else. Well done!

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  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    19 Oct 2020

    This is a great final-piece!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_chemistry | Michael Faraday School
    19 Oct 2020

    I really enjoyed this read - it felt like she was an actual person! My question for you is what would you say to people who think voting is unimportant or not a priority for them? How would you encourage them to vote?
    Thanks for reading this comment,
    comfortable_chemistry

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  • Hammond School logo alert_night | Hammond Junior School E
    20 Oct 2020

    Great post I like it!

    I agree with your character yes healthcare is important!
    Being president is about three things
    Respect
    Responsebilty
    Listening to others ideas
    The three things I have said is what you should be doing as president Trump hasn't done that as Biden said he sometimes made America be violent and rude but I do say he did have a couple of ideas but they weren't to the president standard my questions are
    Will trump be a better president if he wins the election again?
    Will Biden win and be a god president?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      alert_night's comment 20 Oct 2020

      Good thinking, alert_night - you've spoken up for your beliefs but also asked questions which shows great listening!

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  • Hammond School logo alert_night | Hammond Junior School E
    20 Oct 2020

    I mean good president not god president

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  • Hammond School logo willing_radio | Hammond Junior School A
    20 Oct 2020

    Woah this is amazing well done!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_earth | Michael Faraday School
    20 Oct 2020

    Great job flowing_strategy, I was impressed

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School warm_statement | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    21 Oct 2020

    nice piece, flowing_strategy.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    21 Oct 2020

    Well done Flowing_Strategy for this post
    One valuable point that you made was that the Voting system in America was unfair and I agree with you on
    100% because to be honest the Electoral votes ruin it and i think that rule should be band because technically it would just be easier if we had Popular votes because that way easier to counts plus it wouldn't really take that long compared to visiting most of the states in the United states of america lots of time. So this is my opinion but I agree with the point that you said
    Well done for this piece of writing and it was spectacular keep on the hard work!!! :)

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_world | Michael Faraday School
    22 Oct 2020

    BRILLIANT FINAL PIECE FLOWING_STRATEGY

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_earth | Michael Faraday School
    22 Oct 2020

    great job flowing_strategy, I can't believe you got on editor's picks

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_world | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    22 Oct 2020

    What state do you think your character lives in?

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  • Hammond School logo hopeful_deer | Hammond Junior School C
    22 Oct 2020

    You made a very good post flowing_strategy it is a very brilliantly final piece
    Thank you for read hopeful_deer comment

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg peaceful_cookie | Michael Faraday School
    22 Oct 2020

    Well done flowing_strategy! I particularly liked this post because It's very detailed and it stands out very well. Keep the good work up!

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  • Hammond School logo protective_dusk | Hammond Junior School C
    25 Oct 2020

    Nice post! You really took your time on this, and thought about it carefully! Well done! 10/10!

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