Which one of the following is correct

Vote who you want
Vote whoever you want

Is there difference between them?
Does it mean the same or if i add a coma would it change?

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    Neither is correct; neither is grammatical nor idiomatic. We vote for or in favor of one of the available options or persons: Vote for/in favor of whoever you want. (A coma will be of no help.) – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Oct 5 '16 at 5:08
  • @P.E.Dant the examples may not be formal, but I don't consider them to be strictly ungrammatical, it's similar to saying "Buy whatever you like", or "See whoever you want" (whomever is too formal). But the more idiomatic phrase, I think, would be: Vote for anyone you like / want – Mari-Lou A Oct 5 '16 at 7:27
  • @Mari-LouA - Yes, but you "buy something" or "see something", you don't "vote somebody". That's why for has to be in there for "vote". – stangdon Oct 5 '16 at 14:23
  • @stangdon I think the OP may have heard "vote how/however you want". – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Oct 5 '16 at 15:39

As a pronoun you wouldn't use "Vote he", you would say "Vote for him" hence. who relates to he as whom relates to him. and for is required.

Vote for whomever you want.


As a personal preference, who and whom sound better in questions.

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