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i have heard that some states voting really doesn't count is that true?

i am wondering why some states votes don't count? and how many state are like that?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (10)
  • The people don't really pick the president. Your vote diesn't count toward picking the president in any state. It is just the popular vote. The electoral/electorial college picks the president. I know, for the people by the people my ass.

    Answer by navy-wife at 1:22 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • i know my state is one but i never understood whats the point of voting then when you can't really pick your president, i rather be more exited for a car or a xmas present...

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • The electoral college is corrupt and outdated and needs to be either overhauled or completely abolished. However no president will do that because it was that same electorial college that made him president.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

    No matter where you are.

    Answer by msmoody at 1:42 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Msmoody, how does every vote count when it is the electoral college that actually casts the ballots that choose the president and they have no lawfully mandated obligation to vote the same way the general public did.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Your votes count but the electoral system is screwed up. Some states winner takes all so if it is 51% candidate A and 49% candidate B in that state they get all. Others it is split and the higher % gets a few more. Techincally if you had someone who hated McCain or Obama they could vote the opposite of what the state decided. They probably be outcasted by their party but it is possible. In the 2000 election that was the whole nightmare that Gore won the popular but not enough electoral votes. Wow wouldn't that be irony if this year McCain won the popular vote but not the electoral votes

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Your vote influences the electoral college, no matter what state you are in. it all gets a bit confusing but there is no state where your vote does not count. now they may say that at times referring to democrat votess in republican states and vice versa, but all that means is that If you are a democrat voting in a state that is primarily republican your vote may seem like it doesn't count because your state will vote republican...confusing I know, sorry here is an article that explains the electoral college system, it may give you a better understanding about why people would say certain votes don't count in certain states.


    Answer by rissa_doll at 2:07 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Thank you rissa doll!

    Answer by msmoody at 2:09 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Well put rissa doll! In fact, it is possible for a candidate to not get a single person's vote -- not one -- in 39 states or the District of Columbia, yet be elected president by wining the popular vote in just 11 of these 12 states:

    California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia


    Answer by Tayandstevenmom at 4:13 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • So the rest of us just don't count?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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