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Why We Should Vote The word vote causes many different reactions from people Some become aggressive and begin to express their opinions on various political issues while others try to avoid the topic completely However there is a vast majority who rely on pat answers to support their neglect in voting They use excuses such as it doesnt matter if they vote or not because their one vote couldnt possibly make a difference They say they dont understand politics its just too confusing Some feel that politicians are crooks so they need not bother voting at all These are just a few of the common excuses heard from people who do not vote All of these excuses surely wont make a difference in an election but one vote definitely will There have been many close elections in history that would have had a different outcome if only one percent more had voted The Presidential election of Kennedy vs Nixon is a good example That election was decided by Illinois with an average of only two voters per precinct This small percentage of voters gave Kennedy victory over his opponent and put him in office Many politicians spend millions of dollars on their campaign in an attempt to get as many votes as possible There are many politicians like Ross Perot who do not think twice about spending money to attract prospective voters In the 1992 presidential election Perot spent a phenomenal 71 million dollars to campaign for President So it is evident that politicians know that every vote they can attract will make a difference in the outcome of elections Our society seems to have lost interest in politics for several reasons some feel that our present leaders dont attempt to accomplish anything while in office and others feel they have been lied to so often they have forfeited their right to be trusted all together What they dont understand is that
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