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Sick of all the political posts? Tough shit, snowflake. It’s the most important thing in the world right now and some people clearly need more information. Make your vote count!
Vote however you like. If you’re undecided, well… I’m glad the docs were able to awaken you from the long coma.
But on a tactical level, those of in swing states (other than UT) need to know the following:
Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be our next president. Odds are excellent that they’re not your top two choices, but one of them IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. (It’s going to be Hillary, in a landslide, but that’s not the point of this post.)
If you’re in a swing state and considering a third party candidate, just write in Mickey Mouse. Or stay home. It’s all the same. There are many ways to avoid what might be (but shouldn’t be) a difficult decision. Just don’t pat yourself on the back and sport an “I voted” sticker after you effectively put your ballot in the trash. It’s your right, of course, but you did not perform your civic duty. You punted.
There’s no honor in a “principled” rejection of the process. (I’m looking at you, John Kasich.) And it doesn’t matter what you, I, or anyone else thinks of your 3rd, 4th, or nth party candidate. He/she isn’t going to be president. That much we know.
“It’s just one vote”Sure, but let’s have mass action, instead of mass inaction decide this, ok?
“I wish there were more / better choices”As do most people, myself included. But this is where we are today. You can participate or punt.