The Pros And Cons Of Voting In Elections

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More and more deleted emails of Hillary Clinton are turning up, and the list of scandals Donald Trump is involved in is still growing. Because of this, a lot of americans do not support either one of them. However, they feel like if they do not vote at all, they are basically voting against Trump or Hillary (depending on which side you are on). This creates a situation where over 50% of american voters are not going to vote for whoever they want to win. They now vote against whoever they do not want to become elected.

There is an easy alternative presented here: A third party. Apart from the republican and democratic party, there are numerous other people standing for election. Gary Johnson, for example, is the former governor of the state new-mexico and now he is the nominee for the liberal party. This presents a solution to the problem: one should just vote for whichever third party they agree most with, instead of voting for the one they think is “the lesser of two evils”.
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The constituency system works as follows: each state has a set amount of delegates, corresponding to the population in said state. This is not a problem by itself, but it does become one because of the majority voting system. This means that whoever holds the majority in said state, will receive all delegates. For example: Gary johnson receives 10% of all votes in the state of New York. Because New York has 95 delegates, Gary Johnson would get ~10 delegates in the senate. This, however, is surprisingly not what happens. Since there is a bigger party in the state of New York, that party would get all 95 delegates and Gary Johnson would get none. This means that any third party without a majority in at least a couple states, will never have a meaningful impact in the
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