Around $6.4 billion was used in the federal elections that took place in 2016. This money was given out by political parties as well as politicians for the campaigns. Political parties give out this money in the hope that voters will elect them and they will be able to recover their money once in office. Moreover, there are so many volunteers who use many for their hours just for the campaigns. However, the traditional campaigning has always remained to be canvassing. This is the method most politicians and parties use. Canvassing involves moving from one door to another in encouraging voters to come out in large numbers to vote. Additionally, canvassing is also meant to persuade new voters to show up during voting day. Most Americans do not come out during the voting day siting lack of time as well as the positive spirit; hence, canvassing comes in hand for this fraction of voters.
Campaign staffs need to be careful when it comes to allocating funds during close elections. Every campaign coin matters, and it is essential to know how it is spent. Politicians, as well as political parties, depending on the people on the ground to woe more voters from the other party.
Issues facing canvassing
With the rise of social media and online channels, how people communicate as well as connect with each other has changed. It requires that the campaigners are aware of the changes that social media is undergoing to be able to use it effectively. Furthermore, the sharp bias is an issue when it comes to voter bases within the nation and is something that campaigners must understand. Nonetheless, the number of the voters who vote for Democrats and Republicans at the same time has gone down over the years.
Canvassing is all over in America when it comes to politics, but some people still question about its effectiveness in encouraging voters to come out and vote. With the money that politicians give for campaigns, some analysts claim that canvassing is not the only way available of persuading voters to come out and vote and it cannot woe voters from one party to another.
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