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Citizenship Homework_Katherine Hunt

No one would let me interview them with audio or video.....

Interview:

What motivated you to vote?

What motivated me to vote was knowing that this election would impact my family members, neighbors, and daughter. These are all people important to me, but most importantly it would impact my future and theres too. It was also to make the decision for the best candidate to represent America.

What would you like to change in our political system?

I would like more important issues to be addressed throughout the presidential campaigns.I would also eliminate the electoral system and two party system.


Do you vote in every election?

Yes, voting plays a very important role in today's society.

Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?

Well, for the most part my mind is up by the time I get to the poll before I vote. Considering my age, I have gone through many elections, but there has always been one candidate that sways me early in the election based on our similar view.

Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, Print, Internet, other.

I encounter the most amount of campaigning mainly throughout television and print. These are the places that political parties usually tend to use for their advantage. 




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Citizenship Homework- Lexus Forman

Interviewee- Andrea (Mt. Airy Area)


What motivated you to come out and vote? “Since my ancestors fought for me to be able to vote, I think it is necessary to exercise my right to vote. I also want to give my President another four more years that he deserves to show what he is made of.”


Do you vote every election? (How regularly do you vote?) “I only vote for presidency elections. I was 19 when Obama first ran for president and that was the first time I had voted. That was a very emotional moment for me.”


Do you know why we vote on Tuesdays? “To be honest, I don’t. I will take a wild guess and say because of some type of tradition.”


Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other. It would definitely have to be on the internet. I don’t watch a lot of TV and I am always on Facebook. I have to say I see about close to 30 ads on Facebook per day.” 


What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election? “Because this race is so close, I think my vote has a huge impact on my President getting re-elected for a second term. Pennsylvania is a swing state, so therefore every vote counts. It feels amazing that I could be that one vote to push Pennsylvania to become a blue state this term.”

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Rose Knibbe- Voting Interviews

​Here is the link to the one interview that I was able to record:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12942926/Voting%20Interviews%202.mov

Also I interviewed another lady but she did not want to be recorded so I have the written text.

1. As a citizen, I want to vote because I know it's my duty for my party.

2. They don't want to pass anything, I want more power for the president. 

3. Ever since I became a citizen, I vote. 

4. No.

5. On CNN  t.v.

6. Bush and Al Gore. 

8. I know before who I'm going to vote for. 

9. There to be better jobs and for it to move on. 

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Sara Nesbitt- Voting Interviews

​Here is the Link to the Video:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12942926/Voting%20Interviews.mov

I also interviewed another person and here is the text- He didn't want to be recorded.

1. Every American should participate. 

2. To figure out who's telling the truth. 

3. Between debates and reading, I'm sure who I will vote for. 

4. I would say it doesn't particularly effect Philly because it's the presidential debate. But I hear a lot about gun control. 

5. I have the ability. I can be critical of change. If you don't vote, you can't complain. 

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Sarena's Interview

Note: Due to the fact that my interviewee wanted to be confidential and didn't want to show her face, I wrote down word for word what she and I said. I didn't go to another person to get actual video footage because her answers was remarkable, and she was real and didn't give me short answers. But she said I can upload a photo of her.


Me: Hello, may I conduct a non partisan interview by video taping you, for my school project. It's about voting, and trying to get me to understand the voting process better.

Interviewee: I don't want to be video taped, but I would love to help. Can you write down my answers?

Me: Sure, so here is a question.

Me: what's your name?

Interviewee: Irene Spann

Me: What motivated you to come out and vote?

Interviewee: Well, I'm a single mother raising two kids. A boy and a girl, and if I don't come out and vote that shows that I don't care about my children future. I care about their education, income, and their lives. My children are 17 and 15, and I'm trying to set a positive example, and every vote counts. I want the best to win, if my one vote from Philadelphia, PA can help I stand out here in the cold and vote. Shit I want to make a difference in my country, even if it's just a vote. Sorry for cursing.

Me: It's alright, That's a great answer. Next question, What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

Interviewee: I feel as though the impact that I had is that I get to voice my opinion. I contributed to society, I feel important and it's positive.

Me: Here is the next question, Do you know why vote on tuesdays?

Interviewee: No, I wonder why? Do you know?

Me: No I don't actually, 

Me: Are you always sure of who you are going to got for when your walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?

Interviewee: I am always sure who I'm going to vote for! I won't walk into the booth with out knowing! I follow the debates with the candidates, and make sure I know what's going on in the political world. If I don't have a clear understanding what's going on how can I vote honestly and wisely. Once again, I hate to sound like I'm repeating my self, but I want to benefit this country.

Me: What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

Interviewee: Some changes I hope to see is cleaning the streets, more construction meaning renovations to neighborhoods. I love to see the younger generation out here voting, and doing something positive. This one thing I can say Philadelphia come together for something that can benefit us all.

Me: Alright, last question. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, Tv, print, internet, other.

Interviewee: Campaigning television, meaning watching the debate, and all of the commercials. I seen the news, always talking about the candidates, keeping me on top of my game with politics.

Me: Thank you so much, your interview enlightened me and gave me a good understanding. I see now that voting is a very crucial, and important to America, and people of this country.

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Interview M Saunders

​What motivated you to come out and vote?
Because I wanted Obama to win

What would you like to see changed in our political system?
They should abolish the electoral college and cooperation's shouldn't be allowed to donate to electoral campaigns as individuals.

Do you vote in every election?
Yes.  Every election.

Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
No.  At one point I did.

Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still debating?
For the presidential election yes but on smaller positions no.
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Polling

I selected a young woman and a older man for my interviews. 

Curtis Lincoln (Older Man) decided to talk as I wrote down everything. 

Gabby Stevenson (Young Woman) was friendly enough to let me record her.


Declined by one older woman, but she left me with a joke: 

Lady: Wanna' know know a joke?

Alisha (Me): Sure

Lady: Mitt Romney 


Interview with Mr. Lincoln 

Alisha (Me): What motivated you to come out and vote?

Mr. Lincoln: Because I want to see change done. I'm gonna' feel guilty if I wake up and Mitt is President. I ain't letting that happen. *chuckles*

Alisha (Me): What would you like to see changed in our political system?

Mr. Lincoln: Equality. Period.

Alisha (Me): Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)

Mr. Lincoln: Yes, every year, since the age of 21 years old. I'm well over 40 years old now. The exact number is a secret! 

Alisha (Me): Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?

Mr. Lincoln: No.

Alisha (Me): It has a lot to do about Horses, farming and God. It was all established in the 1800's. But, let's hurry and move on. It's cold. 

Mr. Lincoln: Yes, thank you. 

Alisha (Me): Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, Print, internet, other.

Mr. Lincoln: TV and the radio. To work is the radio, from work is the radio and then when I get home, there is the TV. OBAMA, ROMNEY, & OBAMA. *chuckles*

Alisha (Me): Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth, or are you still deliberating?

Mr. Lincoln: I always know who I'm voting for. I took the time out already to do all of my hard thinking. But, this election, I think it was a very clear choice. 

Alisha (Me): What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

Mr. Lincoln: I don't want to see any more violence. At least a decrease. I'm scared for my son, 14, to even go to school in the morning. Septa is crazy. So, I try to drive him when ever I can. But, gas prices...

Alisha (Me): What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

Mr. Lincoln: Well how the government is today, probably none. But, I go out to vote and just pretend that my vote means the world. 


Interview with Ms. Gabby

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12720766/Memo.m4a

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Citizenship Homework

​-Side note most people didn't want to be talked to but the one person i got did give me a short answer to my 5 questions. this pretty boring. 

1. What motivated you to come out and vote?
-the historical nature of this election 


2. What would you like to see change in out political system? 
-more partys 

3. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?
-minimal difference 

4. Are you always sure who are going to vote for when you get to the booth?
-no


5.What was the most memorable campaign that you have have every encountered? 
-(I honestly had no i idea what he said here it was really loud but this is what it sounded like so yeah sorry) Sadasivam?
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My Interview

What motivated you to come out and vote?
I came out today and voted because I feel as though Obama has done a very good job of starting to change the US. Bush messed us up big time and Obama has done a swell job of putting it back together. We are getting back on our feet and who else to thank but Obama.

Do you vote every election?
Well this is my first year being able to vote but for the future I will be voting in every election.

Do you know why election day is always on Tuesday?
We vote on Tuesday because Congress set that day.

What is one thing that attracts you to Obama? The one thing that makes him a better candidate?
His attitude is what I think makes him a better candidate. He always has the keep it going, never give up type of attitude and thats just what we need.

If Romney wins do you think we will go back into the same problems we faced before?
Yes, because he reminds me of Bush. The smile can tell a million and a half lies. Also for the fact that he switched his story time after time. He seems like the type to be all talk and no action.

Did you learn about voting in school? If yes did that impact your willingness to vote today?
Yes I learned about voting since I was in grade school. I learned that every counts and I feel as though my vote will make a difference.



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Interview

​What motivated you to come out and vote?
What would you like to see changed in our political system?
What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?
Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still debating?
What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW.
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Interviewing Voters from 2012 Election Polls

​Questions Asked:
What motivated you to come out and vote?
What would yo like to see changed in our political system?
Do you vote every election?
Do you know why we vote on a Tuesday?
Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?
What is your most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?
Are you always sure of you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
What changes do you want to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
What impact do you feel our vote will have on the election?
Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?

Warning! The video is not rotated so tilt your head. :)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uni09zfz5d0fr9c/VID_20121106_133939.3gp
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Jovan Lewis Election Day Interviews

​(Unfortunately there is no audio or Video on my interviews. Attached is an Image of the Poll that I went to for my interviews.)

I interviewed 2 people: A Woman named Stacie McIntosh and a man named Philip Bonner Jr.

1. What motivated you to come out and vote?
I felt as if it was my duty.
Because we live in a democracy.

2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?
Equality for minorities.
Political systems getting along like Chris Christie and president Obama did during Hurricane Sandy.

3. Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)
Yes
Yes

4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
No, I don't.
Didn't it have something to do with the colonial days and the farmers? <Yes>

5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, Print, internet, other.
TV
TV

(Ms. McIntosh finished here but Mr. Bonner continued, these are all his answers below.)

6. What was the most memorable campaign ads that you have encountered?
Colin Powell's Campaign Ad. 

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth, or are you still deliberating?
I always know who I voting for.

8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
Mayor Nutter get a 3rd term & reduced violence in the city.

9. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?
It's a cliche but it's right, "Every Vote Counts"

10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?
I learned from my parents first.
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Voting Interview

The woman I interviewed was named Kelsey. She did not want her face to be shown, but she didn't mind me recording her.

Questions:

1. Do you vote in every election?

2. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other.

3. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

4. Are you always are of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or re you still deliberating?

5. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?


https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jl8h3v817xhkg0/DSC_0396.MOV 

 

Bonus: Her strange experience at the polls today...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/963hb0ska1fv92r/DSC_0398.MOV 

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American History Interviews

There are two interviews. I recorded two because:
The first guy mumbled a lot, so I wanted to do someone else that was clearer
The first guy was for Mitt Romney, I wanted to see if I could find someone else that was for Obama.

Unfortunately, they were both for Mitt Romney...

CLICK HERE to listen to both interviews
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