While everyone likes to believe that their vote for the president counts, and can help determine the outcome of an election, the truth is that the Electoral College really has the final say. Each state is allotted a number of Electoral Votes, based on it’s population, and in many cases, the recipient of those votes is all but chosen before you ever make it to the polls. Should you vote for the pre-determined majority winner based on who is expected to win your state? We say ‘NO,’ and here is why…
As of now, the popular vote means nothing in terms of who becomes the President on the United States for the next four years. While this may discourage some from going to the polls on Election Day, the popular vote will eventually determine the winner in the future. Political analysts and experts have suggested that in the upcoming elections, the vote of the people could become the determining factor of who becomes elected. While that isn’t the case just yet, by voting now, you can help the country move towards a new system that would be truly controlled by the people. If a candidate wins 51% of the popular vote, but loses the seat due to the electoral college, the powers that be are more likely to move for change in this system. Since we aren’t there yet, let’s take a good look at the current layout of red states vs. blue states for 2012.
If presidential voting ends up as this map suggests, then the Republican Candidate, most likely to be Mitt Romney, will win the election. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the seat, and according to this projection, the republican party would take 323 of those, vs. just 215 going to the democrats. Will you be voting for the president as this map suggestions, or will you go agains the grain in the election?
Why waste your time going to your local voting location if your vote doesn’t really count anyways? Instead, you can vote in our online presidential poll right now without the hassle of lines, registering, or putting down your beer to drive out on November 6th. Go ahead and click the link to cast your vote for you think will win the 2012 election.
Unfortunately, your votes through this online poll for the 2012 president will not count in the official election. Worry not! This fun poll allows people of all ages, nationalities and even convicted felons voice their opinion of who they think will win the 2012 election for free! With such a broad scope, you will get a great idea of who will actually take home the election by winning the majority of the electoral votes on Election Day 2012.
There are a whole host of questions to ask yourself that can help you determine who to vote for president this year. We’ve included some questions below that can help you decide which candidate best fits your lifestyle and identifies most with the important topics in your life. While these may not be the only relevant questions to ask yourself prior to the 2012 election, this is a great place to start! Keep track of your answers, which can all be answered with a simple “yes,” or “no.”
Election Day 2012 is November 7th. Don’t forget to register to vote first though, as it is a pre-requisite for being able to cast your ballot for the presidential race on the November 6th Election Day. Keep in mind that you must be 18 years or older, and a citizen of the United States in order to register and vote in the upcoming election. Happy Voting!