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I'm an American citizen, who lives overseas, and I do not follow the news or the election hullabaloo. Still, I hear plenty about it.  Enough to scare me about the future of the US presidency more than just about any other time since I've been old enough to vote.  So, I got online and figured out how to vote from overseas.

I received my electronic ballot today and then spent a goodly amount of time at http://www.isidewith.com/ to see with which candidate I align the most. If you are feeling over- or underwhelmed by the two leading names/parties, I urge you to check it out and consider voting for someone other than the usual suspects. Check it out anyhow; you might surprise yourself.

Enough voices make a difference.

For the first time I feel at peace about this election. My candidate might not win, but I did not sit by and just let whoever into office, not out of idleness or some fatalistic view of Oh-Well-the-Big-Parties-Always-Win-Anyhow.  But they will, of course, if enough people just go with what's familiar...

As much as that sounds like I'm implying someone is wrong to vote for a major party, that is not my intention at all.  I hope only to encourage people to examine what they really think and believe in.


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Sep. 27th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well, you know me, pea... I feel that when one lives in a democracy, it's a duty to vote. It really irked me not being able to vote all the years I lived in Switzerland. :p
Sep. 27th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
We feel differently about third-party candidates in this election, but I very much respect that you've thought long and hard and have chosen the path that accords with your principles.

One thing I'm holding onto is that although presidential elections are very important, no one event ever spells victory or defeat for good principles--or bad ones. No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can always work for good things and try to prevent or heal bad ones
Sep. 27th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)
I got 98% Jill Stein and 97% Hilar, so a dead heat. I'm sending the message that there is someone I really do not want to win.
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