We’re well past the halfway point in the 2016 Presidential Primary race, but no single candidate has dominated the results within their party to the point of being the defacto nominee. The GOP continues to struggle with Donald Trump’s polarizing political positions, while the Democrats are locked in an establishment vs. grass roots battle that is still far from over. The Presidential Primary results over the next several days may give the American voters a much better idea of who will be the nominee for each party in 2016.
Presidential Primary results from the last election year show that just around 20 Million voters participating before the general election. Compare this to the nearly 130 million who participated in the Presidential Election in November – and it becomes obvious that the Primaries don’t represent the nation as a whole. So, just how important are Primary election results in determining who will become the next President?
Depending on the vote count margin between candidates, primary results can predict who will win the general election – but that won’t be the case in 2016. With such tight races – Bernie gaining ground on Hillary, and the potential of a Brokered Convention for the Republicans, the Presidential Primary results might not even determine who gets the nomination from their party.
That might not make much sense at first, but that’s how the US Primary election process works. Despite months of caucus and primary voting, the candidates with the most delegates may not win the nomination. On the GOP side, the only candidate who could potentially get number of required delegates to win the nomination is Donald Trump, but it’s unlikely that he will reach the total needed, leading to a brokered republican convention in July. The democratic primary results will most likely not be determined by voters, but instead by Superdelegates who can change their mind at any time during the election. So, why should you even vote?
Maybe you shouldn’t vote. At least not in Presidential elections. The truth is, that unless the entire country rallies around one primary candidate, that the establishment is able to pick and choose who they want to be in the White House for the next four years. Voting in local, and smaller national elections is much more likely to have an influence over Presidential Elections – because that is where your vote has actual weight over who is elected.
If voter turnout in Presidential Primary elections is such a factor in determining who will win, then why can’t we vote online in 2016 instead? Well, we think you should be able to, which is why you can participate in our online voting poll, where over 100,000 have already cast their e-ballot. This mock online Presidential poll will give you an idea of how easy it could be to vote online someday. Don’t you think this is a better idea?