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2016 Postmortem

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Wed May 25, 2016, 09:24 AM May 2016

POLL: Simple question. Do you think your vote counts in the US or is it marginalized. [View all]

44 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes my vote counts.
9 (20%)
No, my vote probably does not matter.
16 (36%)
My vote counts, but it is marginalized.
19 (43%)
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Votes count, that is why Hillary is winning and Bernie is losing. Simple as that. Lil Missy May 2016 #1
It's also really about votes in general. Many have their voices muted by the way voting RKP5637 May 2016 #19
How many of us vote on machines with no audit trail? vintx May 2016 #2
My vote is just mailed in. I doubt there's an audit trail from there on, maybe there is, just don't RKP5637 May 2016 #18
? jcgoldie May 2016 #3
Please see post #4. n/t RKP5637 May 2016 #5
My vote counts for less than people in other states Fresh_Start May 2016 #4
Same here. Sums it up well. n/t TDale313 May 2016 #6
This country is a democratic disgrace. Elections here are a sham, like some banana republic. TheBlackAdder May 2016 #7
It's as absurd obsolete system, and the TPTB wonder why voter turnout is low *or* RKP5637 May 2016 #8
which vote? bonemachine May 2016 #9
Often your vote is marginalized by the way districts are drawn by TPTB in your area. RKP5637 May 2016 #17
Of course your vote "counts" TeddyR May 2016 #10
If my vote counted, there wouldn't have been a Repbulican President since 1968. Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #11
?? NO ONE'S individual vote decides the outcome of an election. auntpurl May 2016 #21
Exactly. But many seem convinced that our vote will decide a presidential election. Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #24
We are a laughing stock Bayard May 2016 #12
I often wonder how it could be changed. Certainly some have excellent ideas, but I can't imagine RKP5637 May 2016 #14
I live in Michigan, which is not solidly blue, and I do think it counts because of that gollygee May 2016 #13
Yep, agree with you 100%. n/t RKP5637 May 2016 #15
You get mine. tazkcmo May 2016 #26
My vote for president in Alaska absolutely does not matter. Blue_In_AK May 2016 #16
Yep! It's a very unfair system IMO. n/t RKP5637 May 2016 #20
We only have one US Representative here, Blue_In_AK May 2016 #25
I find the US depressing in many ways. The US could be doing far better in the world, but RKP5637 May 2016 #27
My vote for what? Retrograde May 2016 #22
My vote on federal offices doesn't matter due to redistricting, but my vote on local stuff is solid. hellofromreddit May 2016 #23
my vote doesn't matter in the sense that no one who I remotely agree with ever runs for office Vattel May 2016 #28
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