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I hate to admit it but I rather not vote for anyone for this coming election
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Posted 10/31/16

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If you really can't see yourself being happy with any candidate then you probably should consoder moving.


I don't have the money to move.
Posted 10/31/16
sounds like you dont have the money to stay either.

moving out of high tax states is like giving yourself a raise plenty often.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:



If you really can't see yourself being happy with any candidate then you probably should consoder moving.


I don't have the money to move.


You can always save up. Plus you are a student aren't you? You can get a student visa.
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As other people said, the election isn't just about Trump versus Clinton, and in some ways state and local offices and referendums are more important in daily life. There are also other candidates running for president, though you might have to write them in depending on where you live. What percent of the vote a third party gets could have an impact on public funding or ballot access they can get in future elections. Every vote should matter, but it is only one vote out of thousands or millions, and its possible that something could happen so your vote doesn't get counted, and there are ways to pressure politicians after they get elected, so I wouldn't get too stressed out about making a mistake, though I think voters should know something about what the people they are electing stand for. I like voting and vote whenever there's an election, though a lot of times none of the candidates are really appealing, and being pressured to vote for someone is irritating. Some people don't vote out of principle, but I'm not ready to go that far.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

As I've mention before, I am not into politics and could care less who becomes president. And I rather not be put in a situation where I have to vote for someone. I can't stand voting for someone it makes me nervous and anxious to have to choose between two people when I don't care. I really prefer not to concern myself with something so challenging. But I know that I am going to have vote and it's driving me insane a little. I know that it's not good to be undecided but I can't help it. I really don't want to vote. I hate the very idea of taking a side. It leaves me feeling like I made a terrible choice when I could have made the right one. Two people pitted against one another and I have to choose the one seems highly unfair to me and troublesome.

Anyway, if I do choose someone, I will hate myself forever and never let it go. Does this make me a bad person? Am I being silly for feeling this way? Should I get over it and vote?

Be honest!



You're allowed the right to vote, or not vote. Just remember that not voting is technically a vote for whoever wins, and you don't get to complain about it.

As others have pointed out, there are likely ballot initiatives that may have a direct personal impact on you - sometimes in the form of additional taxes in support of needed (or perceived as needed) services.

If you do decide to vote, I would carefully read the ballot instructions and if you really don't like the top candidates, abstain from choosing between them if that's allowed, or write 'none' as a write in candidate (I strongly considered Pogo this time around, but Walt Kelly's long dead, sadly).

Regardless, stand by your choice once you make it. And no, you aren't a bad person if you choose not to vote, regardless of whoever might give you grief about it.
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who cares, Hillary's going to the next president anyways

I wouldn't hate to admit it if it's what I honestly think

(edit: uh excuse me but I wrote an answer to the OP on the second line. It's not "spam")
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Posted 10/31/16

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who cares, Hillary's going to the next president anyways

I wouldn't hate to admit it if it's what I honestly think


You just love saying that don't you?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

who cares, Hillary's going to the next president anyways

I wouldn't hate to admit it if it's what I honestly think


You just love saying that don't you?


lol reported??? I said something different afterwards.

Hey go ahead and ban for one darn sentence if they want censorship
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Posted 10/31/16

nanikore2 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

who cares, Hillary's going to the next president anyways

I wouldn't hate to admit it if it's what I honestly think


You just love saying that don't you?


lol reported??? I said something different afterwards.

Hey go ahead and ban for one darn sentence if they want censorship


I didn't report you.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I didn't report you.


Yes I know, you're not one of those bozos
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Posted 10/31/16 , edited 10/31/16

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Yes I know, you're not one of those bozos


Okay then.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

As I've mention before, I am not into politics and could care less who becomes president. And I rather not be put in a situation where I have to vote for someone. I can't stand voting for someone it makes me nervous and anxious to have to choose between two people when I don't care. I really prefer not to concern myself with something so challenging. But I know that I am going to have vote and it's driving me insane a little. I know that it's not good to be undecided but I can't help it. I really don't want to vote. I hate the very idea of taking a side. It leaves me feeling like I made a terrible choice when I could have made the right one. Two people pitted against one another and I have to choose the one seems highly unfair to me and troublesome.

Anyway, if I do choose someone, I will hate myself forever and never let it go. Does this make me a bad person? Am I being silly for feeling this way? Should I get over it and vote?

Be honest!



Um, you don't have to vote. In the U.S. it's not compulsory.

And for the zillionth time, please stop making quote pyramids then pushing them under spoilers. Delete old parts of the quote chain when you reply.
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I'm not voting either; I have to do a bit of extra paperwork since I live abroad, and Clinton was hardly worth the $6 in print and postal. If you can, I do second the recommendation of others to still vote in your local election issues. Vote for your representatives, and any issues your state or county is addressing on November 8th. Depending on your state, you may have other options for President besides Trump, Clinton, Stein, and Johnson. While they have no chance of winning, it's easier to feel good about voting if you can pick someone you honestly support.

Some of the options:
- Darrell Castle, of the Constitution Party. A party built on traditional conservatism, the US Constitution, and a Christian backbone. A solid choice for conservatives who can't stomach Trump.
- Evan McMullin, of the Independence Party. A centrist party that is usually economic conservative, socially liberal. More centrist than the Libertarian Party, and without some of the wilder elements (like Johnson being 'booed' at the Libertarian Primary debate for saying driver's licenses were worthwhile in case people were, like, blind or something).
- Rocky de la Fuente, of the Reform Party. Donald Trump ran for President in 2000 with this party, incidentally. Ralph Nader was also their candidate in 2004. This is another fiscally conservative party. They also are hard on immigration and against free trade. However, their main platform is populism -- they seek to give term limits to Representatives and Senators, as well as institute a popular vote for the Presidential Election. It's a 'one issue' party, but an issue people on both sides of the left-right spectrum can get behind.
- Mike Maturen, for the American Solidarity Party. This is an odd one. Christian democratic party, these are basically social conservatives, economic liberals. They support things like Medicaid, welfare, foodstamps, a single-payer healthcare system... but are against abortion and gay marriage. A fairly uncommon combination, but somebody must be happy the party exists.
- Gloria la Riva, for the Party for Socialism and Liberation. A worker's revolution party built primarily on Marxist-Leninist theory (although they lean away from it in certain areas). They are in favour of a basic income guarantee and are anti-war, anti-racism, anti-colonialism (and support granting independence to the USA's remaining territories).

There is also Tom Hoefling (America's Party), Laurence Kotlikoff (independent), Alyson Kennedy (Socialist Workers Party), Monica Moorehead (Workers World Party), Mimi Soltysik (Socialist Party USA), James Hedges (Prohibition Party), Chris Keniston (Veterans Party of America), Dan Vacek (Legal Marijuana Now Party), and a healthy smattering of independents and small parties that you can only vote for as write-ins in a couple of states. But if they happen to be options where you live, there's no harm in checking out their policies and seeing if anything resonates with you.

Here's a fun one: in Colorado, you can vote for Rod Silva, a restaurateur running under the Nutrition Party. A one-issue party concerned with health problems in America that stem from a poor diet (diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, etc.).
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I mean you dont have to vote, but as they say. If you dont vote, you dont get to complain about anything that happens during the next 4 to 8 years of the next term. So if for some reason Hitlary gets in and we end up at war with Russia and Syria and the draft is reinstated, dont complain and prepare to go to basic training!
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Posted 10/31/16 , edited 10/31/16
Even though the main candidates in the news are Donald Trump and Criminaly Clinton (.... Oops, that was a typo) Hillary Clinton, like pansyforyourthoughts said, there are other candidates you can vote for.

And because of voter fraud, you should vote. Because if you don't vote on your own, someone will vote for you....

EDIT:

Unless they set up the voting machines to count third party candidates as Clinton votes.... Damn Republicrats have us thinking in conspiracies....
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