Although this letter applies to anyone it is intended more for younger voters.
If you have been following the back and forth between the Republican and Democratic candidates for President and are a little underwhelmed, you’re not alone.
Whether its deleted e-mails, pay for play, mistreatment of women, the list goes on and on.
The media in general would have you believe that they are your only choices and that voting for anyone else would be throwing your vote away. Umm … no. There are two other candidates — Jill Stein, Green party, and Gary Johnson, Libertarian party.
Stein is on the ballot in 45 states, Johnson in all 50. Both have a mathematical chance to win. I would suggest that instead of holding your nose and voting for the lesser of two evils, do your homework instead. Both have websites that clearly state their positions and views on the issues. There are videos of both on CNN town halls actually answering questions and not resorting to sound bites and name calling.
If after checking out the alternatives and you decide the Republican or Democrat candidate is the right one for you, vote for them. If not, vote for what or who you believe in. Don’t let someone else decide for you. If everyone who believes that their vote would be wasted would stick to their guns, they would find it wasn’t wasted at all.
For what it’s worth, I’m a registered Republican voting for Gary Johnson.