How to make your vote COUNT - vote for our group interest as 80-20 will recommend on 10/29
Q1: What do you mean by "making your vote count"? Every vote is counted. That is the law.
A: Your vote is numerically counted. However, the odds are ten thousand to one, or more, that the same president will be elected, regardless of how you have voted. In that sense, your vote does NOT count very much.
Q2: OK, agreed. Do you have a better way to make my vote count?
A:To make your vote count, if winning equal citizenship for yourself and your offspring is your priority, then you may want to vote according to 80-20's recommendation.
Q3: Why? Why should I let 80-20 influence my vote?
A: For 2 reasons. First, you and 80-20 share the same goal. That is, to use the presidential election as a golden opportunity to get the next president to help us achieve equal citizenship. Secondly, 80-20 can bargain with the presidential candidates, while most of you can not.
So, as 80-20 empowers you by getting goodies from the presidential candidates, you need to empower 80-20 by always voting in accordance with 80-20's recommendation. That creates a win-win.
Q4: I am getting it. 80-20 uses the AsAm bloc vote as a tool to either reward the candidate, who share our concerns, or punish those who don't. Right?
A: Right. Your support gives 80-20 clout. That clout will help AsAms to win our equal opportunity sooner.
Q5: So how do you think 80-20 will recommend this time on Oct. 29?
A: 80-20 will recommend one of the following 5 ways:
(1) Endorse Hillary Clinton (HC); or,
(2) Endorse Donald Trump (DT); or,
(3) Endorse HC WITH RESERVATION, if 80-20 deems that she didn't help us enough to have earned all our votes; or,
(4) Endorse DT WITH RESERVATION, for the reason stated above; or,
(5) NO endorsement for either.
Comment: Wow, I love 80-20. Instead of being subservient, you have the guts to tell the presidential candidates what you think. I now understand what you meant by "making my vote count." Through 80-20, every AsAm has been empowered to reward or punish the politicians depend on whether they are willing to help us back or not. One more question, please.
Q6: What do you think of a few small groups of individuals doing endorsement of presidential candidates these days?
A: This is a free country, anyone can endorse. A point that every AsAm should ask is whether these endorsers have pressed the endorsed candidate to publicly promise helping AsAms back, if elected. That is the moral obligation of any group that wants to publicly endorse candidates, when AsAms are still 2nd class citizens. If that obligation was not fulfilled, then shame on these type of endorsers! They are placing their personal political interests ahead of the interests of the entire AsAm community.
Comment: Got it. I'll vote for our group interest so long as AsAms are not equal citizens yet. That is, I'll vote according to what 80-20 will recommend on Oct. 29.