Why do people in America vote?

Your details suggest you might be a non-American. For you, then, the identity of the holder of the US presidency is most important, and the internal layers of US government don't matter really. But here's the thing:The Electoral College is not some external particular institution that elects the US president independently. It's merely a mechanism for weighting each US

What makes people vote Republican?

Very interesting question. However, the answer depends on what, exactly this question is asking. As such, my answer will consist of two parts."What makes people vote Republican--as opposed to any other conservative political party (e.g. Libertarian)?"The answer to this question has its

Did Trump really get a lot of people to vote who had never voted before?

That is a very good question, and I think I understand why you asked it. Trump bragged quite often during the campaign that many of his supporters: had

Why did people vote this year?

This is a very clever question, with a simple answer. Clever because it asks

Donald Trump is saying that illegal voters vote once, then change into a disguise in their car and vote again. Where does he get this idea?

Trump will always find a way to blame someone else when things go wrong for him. It may be a way to shift attention from him for not showing respect for WWI soldiers because of a bit of rain.

Are there any republicans who would have voted for Sanders?

A friend of mine with tea party sympathies voted for Sanders in the Massachusetts primary. He was hoping to vote for him in the general election too.I haven't asked him if he voted for Trump in the general election or if he went for Johnson/Weld for a protest vote, but I know he hates Hillary.

Which republican could you vote for?

I'm not really that engaged in American politics, but I'd definitely vote for Bernie Sanders if I could. I would never be a Republican, I'm afraid. But if I had to vote for one candidate, it would be Jeb Bush. He seems to be the least opportunistic, narcissistic or hypocritical of all the candidates. He seems to be, on

Why should I have voted for the Republicans?

Well, that depends. 'republicans' (small 'r', here) place an emphasis on the primacy of the individual. 'democrats' have a more collectivist mindset. Select the approach you're more attuned to but always be open to the other side of the discussion. We can learn from each other, but only if we're willing

What do you think about mandatory voting?

In general, I'm opposed to mandatory anything. My political outlook is liberal (in the original classical sense), which means that I treasure freedom. I don't like being compelled to do things, and am happy to refrain from compelling others to do things.One question is: what good is to be realized by forcing people to vote?

Why did people vote this year?

This is a very clever question, with a simple answer. Clever because it asks

Why does the military overwhelmingly vote Republican?

The military favoring Republicans may be largely a myth - mostly based on a n unscientific poll done through the Military Times that favored senior officers and NCOs.http://www.militarytimes.com/sto...♦ But now, (via OTB) some research from a view years ago compiled by political scientists Jason Dempsey and Bob Shapiro

Are there any republicans who would have voted for Sanders?

A friend of mine with tea party sympathies voted for Sanders in the Massachusetts primary. He was hoping to vote for him in the general election too.I haven't asked him if he voted for Trump in the general election or if he went for Johnson/Weld for a protest vote, but I know he hates Hillary.

Why do American women vote Republican given the anti-feminist policies espoused by elements of the Republican Party?

They don't. You have been brainwashed by the lies and false data reporting by the liberal media.In point of fact the most [mis]quoted statistic that women earn 75% of what a man earns is a straight up lie.

Why do so many races nationwide come down to urban counties voting democrat and rural counties voting republican?

They are different life experiences that lead to different perceptions of the world. In rural Oklahoma I could shoot a gun randomly and not risk hitting anything of significance. In Chicago, any gun shot in any direction was nearly sure to cause serious damage. How could you expect anyone who does not

Why do most business owners vote Republican?

Actually it is very simple, What stifles small business. Regulations and Taxes. The Left promote both. The regulations strangle business and higher taxes take the life blood out of the business. California is deemed the worst state for businesses. because it is run

Why do people from the deep south, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, vote conservative republican when they're so poor?

This has been analyzed by sociologists and political scientists, but the following is basically my opinion, based on observation and reading:The US South is more socially conservative, and social conservatism tends to ‘mate' with political conservatism. Hence more opposition - or at least discomfort - with

Why do some Americans vote against their own best interests by voting for a candidate who holds many of the opposite positions which they believe in or support?

Why do so many morons and control freaks think that they know what someone else's self interest is?However since you're asking I'll assume you are one of those two categories of people and answer your question for you. First a disclaimer

Do army people get to vote?

Yes, people from the Indian Army can vote. The usual process of voting was that the army people had to exercise their vote through postal ballot or authorizing a relative as a proxy to caste their vote.Recently (in 2014), there have been some developments in this issue as Army people can now vote from the place where

Do Americans constantly vote to decide on 'proposals' in their localities? How does that issue work?

Although the idea of propositions is superficially democratic-sounding, in practice I believe it has turned out to be a terrible form of governance.The idea that the people, by petition, can put a potential law on the ballot for decision by the electorate sounds reasonable. But in practice with enough money

Why do we vote for Republicans?

Because they are the

Are there any urban metropolitan areas that voted for Trump?

Trump won the majority of counties, the majority of states and the majority of electoral college votes which are the only majorities that count. Hillary only won the majority of popular votes, the only count that can be manipulated). What does that tell you?

What would it take for Republican voters to not vote for Republicans?

Democrats and Republicans are not the same people, just further along the scale to the left or right or left of one another; they are different sorts of people entirely.While Democrats are eager to apply whatever available means to make the world better, it has long-since been shown that Repubs are much more

How do Americans know there were no fraudulent voters or voters who voted under duress if not all votings take place in a controlled environment (polling centre)?

I don't know how voting by mail works. I'm kind of surprised it is allowed, as it requires an unknown number of government officials to all respect your privacy.Maybe there are some people who voted under duress. But I think it fairly unlikely. The sort of person who would, for example, threaten his wife in

Why does Arizona vote Republican?

I think most of it boils down to Barry Goldwater. Barry Goldwater is one of the most influential conservatives in American history, and was an inspiring figure that helped to propel the policy and ideas of Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman. He

Why do people in America vote?

Your details suggest you might be a non-American. For you, then, the identity of the holder of the US presidency is most important, and the internal layers of US government don't matter really. But here's the thing:The Electoral College is not some external particular institution that elects the US president independently. It's merely a mechanism for weighting each US

Why does the South vote mostly Republican and the North mostly Democratic?

The question should probably be why does the south always vote conservative.Its unfortunate, but its 90 about race and the other 10pct religion. There are people who believe the bible and what it states is a sin. Homosexuality is considered an abomination. God made Adame and Eve noy Steve etc.Initially the south was for the democrats until equal rights

Are there any urban metropolitan areas that voted for Trump?

Trump won the majority of counties, the majority of states and the majority of electoral college votes which are the only majorities that count. Hillary only won the majority of popular votes, the only count that can be manipulated). What does that tell you?

What makes people vote Republican?

Very interesting question. However, the answer depends on what, exactly this question is asking. As such, my answer will consist of two parts."What makes people vote Republican--as opposed to any other conservative political party (e.g. Libertarian)?"The answer to this question has its

Does anyone regret not voting for Donald Trump?

There were two good things before the election that had me conflicted. (1) He was talking about real issues like the stock market bubble and the imbalance in trade. (2) Far before Rosie publicized it, I personally believed that it is true

What makes people vote Republican?

The political views of most people in the US can be described as moderately liberal or conservative and it has mostly to do with their stances on the issues(social, and economic). An individual that votes Republican tend to have more conservative as opposed to liberal

Why do urban populations tend to vote Democratic and rural areas tend to vote Republican?

You're generally right. Good observation. There are, I think, a couple of related reasons. One is that rural folks tend to be conservative about most things. That's partially because they are less well educated, and partially because they tend to have fairly conservative religious

Do you regret voting for Donald Trump to be President of the United States?

97 followers and still no real answer.If you originally voted for Trump but now regret your decision, what changed your mind?I voted for Trump and regret that I had no other choice. I almost refused to vote. My regret with Trump is that what he

Why did you vote for Trump?

YOU DONT GET IT STILL?"How did this happen?!" they cry.You want to know how this happened? You want to know how America resorted to bigotry and racism? You want to know how we let a TV star with no experience get to the White House?

Over 150 Million people are registered to vote, why did over 40 million people not vote?

They didn't like either candidate - I can understand that, I don't approve, but I could understand why somebody might not want to spend a couple of hours standing in line waiting to vote for a candidate they just are not that into. Maybe they just decided to watch the TV or go to the movies instead, something fun.

Why does Arizona vote Republican?

I think most of it boils down to Barry Goldwater. Barry Goldwater is one of the most influential conservatives in American history, and was an inspiring figure that helped to propel the policy and ideas of Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman. He

Why do many Christians vote Republicans?

Why should Christians vote Democrat?Pro Choice (Killing babies)Anti ChristianPro evolutionPro socialismAre all those 100% true or representative of the all Democrats?  Not really but neither is the premise of the question.Did Jesus ask us to help others.  Yes he did.  But that is a personal choice.  All of what God calls

Why do we vote for Republicans?

Because they are the

Why does rural America tend to always vote for the Republican party?

Because they're out of touch.They have decided they can't trust information from the ‘liberal media' because it doesn't tell them what they want to believe. They look for confirmation bias, not truth. They fall for the GOP stunt of getting them worked up emotionally about issues their churches tell them are vital: deny

What would be the pros and cons of changing the Electoral College to give states one vote for President instead of two?

I'm going to assume that what you meant was one Electoral vote instead of two for their senators. That would reduce, but not eliminate, the advantage that the Electoral College gives to states with small populations, compared to bigger states. Since the former

Why do American youth tend to vote Democratic?

Almost anyone who wants to justify living off the backs of others is going to be voting democrat. When it comes to youth, there are 3 general paths to follow. You can actually work for a living, earn and build your life up over time with your skills and intellect. Some will do

How can intelligent Americans vote Republican?

Because it is logical.  Democrats are collectivist and totalitarian -- it is a fact that they want to centralize decisions about spending money, they are more for central planning via higher taxes.  This is contrary to how the world works best -- it is extremely complex, including supply channels; millions of

What demographic of people are voting for Trump?

People who get a chance to "join" a celebrity.From the start, I've noticed that, when Trump comes on stage, he is greeted by a forest of raised arms with cell phones.I don't see that when I look at any other politician, in any country I have access to (I

Do American Muslims tend to vote and if so do they tend to vote Democrat or Republican?

Muslims like any other American citizen vote for whomever they want.  some are staunch Republicans while others are Democrats.  I've known both (although the majority seem to support democrats in the community I belong to).  I personally am not tied down to