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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

How did Obama's use of America's Voting System Contribute to his Win?

im thinking like:

since voting is not compulsory in america not everyone is encouraged to vote, or even be bothered, howeva this year may of been different, people may of been influenced by obama or picked his passion, so more of the public decided to take part in the election voting...

( -the non compulsory rule of voting in america

-Obama's persuasive speeches and stuff

-how the voting statistics relate to this year's win, ok im tihnking there were more voters turnouts than 2004's. )

its an S&E hw btw...

thanx

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Its very hard to loose when the news media is rooting for you every step of the way. He was able to convince young voters that had little or no memory of past presidents and democratic congress. Johnson kept us in Viet Nam, then quit and left it up to Nixon to get out. Carter came in and we had "stagflation" my neighbor was paying an interest rate of 18% on his mortgage.

    The Obama campaign was centered around "change" he left it up to you to figure out what that meant. It did seam to mean what ever the audience he was speaking to thought it should mean. Also, some say the election cost six hundred and fifty million dollars. Actually, he didn't spend it all.

    Maybe Bill Gates should make a run for it next time. He could blanket the networks with "infomercials"!

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  • 4 years ago

    Ron Paul may or may not get the republican nomination. He may or may not then decide to run as an independent candidate. Congressman Paul has some fantastic ideas about drawing down the military and calling for an audit of the FED. However he seems to lack a plan in some areas such as healthcare where his belief is that if you can not afford insurance then you can turn to your family, friends, church etc. the truth is many Americans would purchase insurance if they could they simply are too poor and lack family or other such resources that could help them in this crucial area Mr. Paul is "business as usual". Also I'm not sure that allowing Iran to gain nuclear weapons is a good idea as he supports it. I think we should be moving towards eliminating nukes the world over not arguing over who can or cannot have them. Congressman Paul would make a great addition to any presidential cabinet but may not be presidential material per se. Whatever the case he has some interesting views and has strayed from the typical republican platform. Do your homework, dig deep and apply critical thinking to all candidates before deciding on whom to vote for, and most importantly...LISTEN to ALL sides not just those within your own party, you may be surprised what you find out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The people felt strongly about the issues we are presently facing.. Young people who generally do not vote and let the older people ,generally have their way . mostly conservative voters who also vote Republican no matter what the issues are ...knew they had to get out there and vote if we were to have change from the direction we are in which is straight down .President Obama who takes office on Jan20 2009 had more of the popular vote than any President in the last 38 years.. The people of America have finally stood up and were truly accounted for , the way America should be Maybe now the younger more educated voters will continue to watch , listen and take part in action like voting ... Maybe now they realize their vote Does count! Far too many elections have had the wrong people in power because of voter apathy!

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  • 1 decade ago

    How did he motivate voters?

    1) Use of media and Internet. He gave several significant speeches and used his large war chest to out advertise McCain. Curiosity seekers that went to his website were encouraged to volunteer and sign up for mailings and emails.

    2) Ground game. Obama had a fantastic ground organization. They called potential voters, visited their homes, arranged rides to the polls.

    So with a combination of old - school and new - school techniques Obama got the vote out and won.

    Source(s): The Force!
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  • rtanys
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    1 decade ago

    The American people have been bled dry by the GOP and their miserable policies, secret agendas, and unethical invasion and war. The vast majority of registered voters in the US have taken a pretty serious hit. That is what has inspired people to get out and vote. Obama manipulated nothing or no one. He offered hope, which is a very attractive alternative to the way we've been treated for the past eight years.

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  • Panda
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It's the economy. He was the best choice when it came to deciding who could solve the economic crisis. When people pocketbooks are effected they will turn out enmasse to correct the situation. It helps that Obama also had a powerful message, charisma, intelligence, organizational skills, and a brilliant campaign designed to encourage minority votes, poor votes, and the youth vote. What everyone forgets is that democracy is all about people voting and Obama's ability to inspire these groups to come out and vote . . makes him the people's choice.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There were many more voters than previously because Obama effectively cornered the young voter market. People don't have to vote, but considering the largest voting market was previously older republicans, younger liberal minded voters saw the need for change (from Bush and other republicans) and we became aware that this wouldn't be possible without getting out there and voting ourselves!

    We were influenced by his passion, and his policies which would be vastly different from Bush's. People are so disgusted with Bush that we needed a complete 180 turn from republican and FAST.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    turnout were not that much fore then 2004..passion was up but time will tell if passion is better then reason.

    Sin in haste and repent at liesure

    price goes before the fall

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It works like this - the people help campaign for, donate money to, and then vote for the candidate they feel was the best.

    If they like a candidate a lot, they may even donate more money to that campaign.

    Then the representatives of each state cast their votes - and we have a new President!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are thinking wrong. Obama won because the country and the world prayed for us and our answers were answered.

    Thank God.

    God Bless Obama

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