How do people make up their minds on election day if they like ideas from both parties?
Or is it normal for some people to sit out and not vote?
- Weasel McWeaselLv 71 month ago
a good two thirds of Americans don't even bother to vote. Elections are settled by the 20-30% of eligigle voters that bother to take the time to vote.
Of that group.....most are fired up over something or other, and know exactly how they will vote.....even if they spew a lot of horsesh*t about being independents....
they know which lever they'll pull in the voting booth.
An "independent" has never won a national election and never will.
It's pure Hatfield vs. McCoy anger in the voting booth....and a 3rd party has no chance.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
It's normal for about half of eligible voters not to vote.
And most of the votes make up their minds before election day.
- Anonymous1 month ago
You've got to figure out a way to prioritize one over the other. Most people don't perfectly 100% line up with a particular candidates proposed ideas. Usually its an easy choice because one candidate is much more in tune with your ideas than the other. But sometimes it's a more difficult choice. One way is to figure out which ideas matter to you more. Which ones would you really want to see implemented over the others if you were forced to choose. Then pick the candidate who best represents those values. Another way is to look at the candidate. Issues are just one factor which should go into deciding who to vote for. There's plenty of people who believe the same things as you, but not all of them would make a good elected official. Look at things aside from the policy issues such as: their honesty, their experience, their judgement, their philosophy of governance, etc.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Many don't vote, that is how we get and Keep corrupt congress dynasties. (Pelosi, Walker, Nader, Huntington, etc.)
[*] Those who are conscious voters have preselected. Most newspapers print the ballot the day before.
[*] Most Don't; some afraid to register for fear of being selected for jury duty.
[*] Others are Party Lever pullers, they have a party and vote the party line.
[*] Another group are the "winners", they vote for the person(s) they are convinced will be the winner. (Don't want to "waste their vote".) This is why publishing Polls is important.
[*] Published Posts create two kinds of voters, 1. Those who don't bother to vote because the polls say their person(s) is a shoo-in. 2. Those who must vote because their candidate is losing in the polls, and needs the vote.
Illegal voters who vote. This fraud is Keeping "moved away" or Dead, or Invalid names on the lists in states where no voter ID is required.
The party gathers a group and buses them poll to poll so they can vote for the desired candidate(s).
The next method is to intercept the "Absentee Ballot" substituting it for the "correct" party one.
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- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 71 month ago
They usually decide by looking at the candidates themselves. Even if a person likes ideas from both parties, it is very rare for them to see the candidates from each party as equally suitable or unsuitable for the office.