I've noticed in many discussions that a lot of Americans on this site choose to abstain from voting. If you are one of these, and since I cannot vote in a US election even though I am indirectly affected by living on planet Earth, as a hypothetical question: How much would you charge me to buy your vote?
Specifically, how much would you charge if I asked you to vote Republican? How much for a Democrat vote?
Please don't look at other answers before you provide a sum as this will give you a cognitive bias called Anchoring:
"During normal decision-making, anchoring occurs when individuals overly rely on a specific piece of information to govern their thought-process. Once the anchor is set, there is a bias toward adjusting or interpreting other information to reflect the "anchored" information. Through this cognitive bias, the first information learned about a subject can affect future decision-making and information analysis."
Run with aplatform I can agree with- pro cannabis, seperation of chrch and state, education, choice and real freedom- That is not buying my vote- just giving me something to vote for- --when you don't agree with 90% of the crap spewed by either corporate bought and paid for party- no money needed- just issues. Untill I am a "legal" citizen in my own country they can piss off.
To vote democratic a buck 95 will do it. To vote republican I need to get enough to put me in the 1%.
I don't vote period, because all politicians sucks, but donations would be greatly appreciated. :)
Breathe man, breathe.
You couldn't pay me enough to vote Republican. Ok, I take that back. If you could pay me enough to be part of the middle 1% for the rest of my life.. I'd think about it.
I'm an anarchist. I don't vote and no one is buying my vote, either.
How much are you willing to pay for my vote?
Given the current state of things in the US (the next election I will be voting lesser of two evils) if you are willing to give me enough money to say pay off my student loan debt or pay for my masters program then I might be willing to sell my vote otherwise it wouldn't really be worth it if I'm not benefiting significantly.
Also to both the original poster and others on here how much would a 3rd party vote be worth?
Also... note to everyone. I vote and will continue to vote in each and ever election be it national scale, state scale or local. In fact I'd be more willing to give up my presidential vote than my state and local votes as I have much more power and say in state and local elections than in the presidential election which is filtered through our crummy electoral system instead of being a popular vote.
I vote, but I empathize with you, so I will answer. If you gave me enough money to either a) buy a party off from its current benefactors or b) establish a competitive alternative party and support its growth for the forseeable future, then I would vote for your chosen party during that period. I don't think you have that many billions, but if you do, I'm feeling patriotic. :-I
I only vote out of fear for the greater evil. I will admit that for all their talk and posturing, the actions of politicians on both sides of the aisle reveal their true loyalty, and it is very rarely to their constituents. I vote for the party which I believe will be slower to bring about the destruction of the things I love.