If you can’t be bothered to take 15 minutes and actually research all the candidates on your local ballot, you shouldn’t vote.
I’ve been seeing tons of comments along the lines of “I’m so turned off by Trump I’m voting (D) across the board this year.” Or “Communism is a threat we can’t let win, vote (R) all the way!” It’s driving me crazy.
Whether you’re Democrat, Republican, or independent PLEASE look up your local ballot and actually research the candidates. I’d argue who you vote for on congressional seats is more important than president. If you just phone in all (D) or all (R) straight across the board without any effort to learn about who’s actually running, you’re playing right into the establishment’s hands (billionaires, superpacs, career politicians), and the same problems currently plaguing this country will persist. Gerrymandering depends on people voting along party lines, in districts that are literally grouped together intentionally for that purpose, and it’s why we have so many worthless, career politicians in office now.
Please, this election is more important than ever. Take 15 minutes to actually learn about who you’re voting for. There may even be a third party candidate you really like with an actual shot at winning. It doesn’t take that many votes to win congressional seats in certain areas and you’re actually having a measurable impact by being educated on the topic.
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