The American election

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Greetings, my name is good_writer and I want to speak about the American election

My character: Zachary Jackson

Age: 21

Occupation: Content creator/ youtuber

Hello everyone, I'm Zachary and I would like to talk about the American election. But first things first I would like to introduce myself and tell you some imformation about me

Can you tell me about yourself?

My name is Zachary Jackson, as you know, I am a 21 year old American citzen. For most of my life I lived in Texas with my mom, Whitney Jackson and my dad Gregory Jackson and two older brothers Collin Jackson and Max Jackson. I graduated from Red Dune University and have been living in a small cramped apartment since. I used to work as an employee at Target before turning youtube in to a full time job.

How do you feel about tomorrow's election?

I'm very excited to have an election tomorrow. Everybody has been buzzing about it and it's the talk of the town. Every which way I go, I manage to stumble across something to do with the election. But to be honest, I'm pretty nervous. What if the person I voted for dosen't get picked? Whenever I think about the election I feel that rush of adrenaline you get when you're about to have a race or like you are rushing to get the television remote before all of your family members. I've been on my toes since the election, and I think everyone else has too. But I guess only time will tell.

Can you explain why some people might not vote?

Some people sometime just haven't got time. Maybe they're tired, family issues or maybe they just can't care enough to vote. Some people just don't like the candidates or think they're both bad presidents. Everybody has different opinions then others and have a different approach to voting. People also can be choked on time, especially if you're a key worker , you have to work extra time and have practically no voting time.

How powerful do you think your vote is?

When you live in California, your vote is pretty powerful considering the electoral vote and all that. If your state has a high amount of electoral votes, which mine does, (55 to be exact) your vote has a pretty firm chance. Me, as an individual, my vote would be pretty much be useless to be honest, but with the votes of 41 million other people you're at the top of the country.

Why should people vote tomorrow?

It's not forced but it's always nice to vote and try your luck. Hey, what do you know, maybe you'll get lucky. Sometimes it's nice to get your opinion out. It's also a good idea to vote because the candidates need as much votes as possible and they'll make promises to get more people to vote for them. There's no harm in just writing or typing a persons name and sendingit off.

How do you feel about the voting system in America?

To be completely honest I think the voting system is quite rigged. For example, a place like Nevada, which has 6 electoral votes, haven't got much to work with while on the otherhand my hometown Texas has 38 electoral. That's 32 less electoral votes. Now that you see it does seem quite unfair, dosen't it? I would try to change it, but it's been here since 1913, what could I do to change it?

What about presidency? Would you ever run for president?

I don't think I would ever run for president. Much to the temptation, I really wouldn't be able to hold such a title. I wouldn't be able to accept backlash from the public. I would probably burst out in tears. I'd only flaunt my power and make ridiculous rules like, all children get the new toy or brussel sprouts are banned in every place in America. I know a couple of people who would make great presidents, unlike our current one, and would change everybody elses lives for the better. They will be strict on breaking laws but really all they want to do is keep everyone safe. But me? Never.

Thank you for your time I worked hard on this and I hope you enjoyed and it wasn't too long of a read

good_writer

Comments (1)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    20 Oct 2020

    A very comprehensive account of what this character thinks about voting! Who do you think they would vote for? This seems hard to tell us as they are originally from Texas (which often votes for the Republican party) yet is a college graduate, and polling tells us those with a college degree are more likely to support Joe Biden.

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