More and more people are so fed up with both Clinton and Trump that they are deciding not to vote. That’s wrong. Now is the time that we must vote.
I should have probably started writing this a while ago, but after having a few discussions with others, I realized that I needed to get this out as soon as possible. There is so much discontent among the masses. We are so sick and tired of the same old garbage provided to us by the Democratic and Republican parties that so many of us are deciding not even to vote. In 2012, only 28% of eligible voters actually voted for Obama. Only about 57% of eligible voters actually went out and voted. I fear that in this election cycle, it will be far worse. I understand that so many believe that we cannot make a difference. But just imagine if those 33% who did not vote instead voted for a third party or independent candidate, in the last election cycle.
Would those candidates have won the last election? Not likely. But they would have come close. It would have all but ensured that in this election cycle, more than two candidates would have been standing on stage in the debates. In fact, in any election cycle, if those who have given up on the two party system, instead decide that they are going out and voting for a candidate that they can support, and select a third party or independent candidate, there would never again be only two parties at the national debates. All any candidate needs to do is to be polling at 15% or more in order to get into the debates. That alone makes a huge difference.
What do you have to lose? A few minutes of your time? A wasted vote? Certainly not the latter. Any vote that could possibly make a difference is not wasted. However, choosing not to vote at all is a waste of a vote. And if you aren’t even registered to vote, then I suggest you get on that. You only have until the 14th, at least in NY. Do not waste this opportunity. If you’re not sure who the other candidates are, there are listings, and you can find their entire platform online. This site has the “top four.” Also, do not limit yourself to the Presidential election. We need to make a difference at all levels of government.