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*So you think you’re doing something special? Out of the box rebellious? Or even cute as you head to the polls and vote third party; for someone you know won’t win?

Word to the bad. You’re not!

Drop the mic.

I have heard there are those who, because they are not crazy about either presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or Republican nominee Donald Trump, say they will vote Third Party in this election.

Why would you use your voting power to vote for someone that you KNOW won’t win? 

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I think of those who are voting for the first time, high school seniors, immigrants who have become citizens; who were unable to vote in their former countries and I think, “They must be so appreciative of this right?”

Surely they recognize this is an opportunity to contribute, on a personal level, to making a better country and maybe even a greater world. Right?

This is the one and only opportunity that we have to make change on a level greater than ourselves. Not only voting people into office, but not walking away from them once they are there. Holding them accountable every step the way. And never, no matter how hard things get, giving up on this because defeat only happens to those who stop trying.

Some rhetoric is actually true.

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