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Who will win the presidential race? However, there's a more important question not being considered nearly as much: Who do WE want to win the presidential race? According to recent data from the U. Census, voter turnout in the United States is currently amongst the lowest in the entire developed world.
In the last presidential election, only 53 percent of Americans voted. There are over million voting-aged Americans, yet over nearly million consistently choose not to vote.
This leads to the million-dollar question: When asked after the last presidential election why they chose not to vote, 59 percent of non-voting Americans believed that there is no point in voting because "nothing ever gets done," 54 percent justified not voting because they believe the U.
Government is "so corrupt," and 37 percent believe that voting "doesn't make much difference my life. We are talking about nearly half of our eligible voting population consistently choosing not to vote, even though they literally have the ability to determine who will run our nation.
It's time we change that. I sincerely believe every single voting-aged American should vote and by the end of this article, you will too. Recent research suggests that I'm not alone.
Simply explained, there are 50 states in the United States. Each state is divided up into congressional districts that are based on population. The more populated the state, the more districts it has. For example, California, which has a population of So, the bigger the population of a state, the more districts that state has.
The more districts a state has, the more influence that state has in the election. This influence is represented by the state's electors, more formally known as the Electoral College. The number of electors a state has is determined by its number of districts plus the two U.
So California has 55 electors 53 districts plus 2 senators while Kansas has 6 electors 4 districts plus 2 senators. When a candidate wins the voting in a state, they win that state's electors, which is why "big" more populated states are so important to presidential candidates.
If you add up the electors in all of the states and the District of Columbia, you get electors. In order to win the presidency, a candidate must win electors.USA Today politics blog.
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