Let’s discuss voting now

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Let’s discuss voting now

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

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It’s time to pick your horse now. Presidential elections are closer than you think. Now is the time to start picking who you want as your president.
While many may give the argument that it’s too early to pick your choice, people have already announced they’re running for president.
If you look at who’s running now, even if it’s a small number of people, it’ll give you more time to do research. You can do in-depth research on their stances on different topics.
Having this extra time to do research, you get to know who they are before you vote. Sometimes, people change their beliefs when they run.
Before he ran, President Donald Trump was pro-choice in regards to abortions. But once he stepped into office, he changed to pro-life.
While changing your beliefs on something doesn’t have to be a bad thing, sometimes candidates can change their beliefs just to get votes.
If you look at a person’s stance before they run for president and it changes while they are running, keep your eyes on them. This can be an indicator that something is off.
By “picking your horse” now, you are doing yourself a favor in the future. This can help you understand what is actually going on in the presidential elections.
A lot of people just vote for the person whose name has been everywhere or who is affiliated with their party. This isn’t practical.
It’s very important to vote for who you think will be the best fit for your country, not someone you hear about often. Don’t follow the crowd.
Don’t just look at potential candidates from your party, but look at other parties too.
I’m not saying leave your party, but keep yourself open to possibilities. Also, by seeing who other parties’ candidates are and their beliefs, this can actually help you refute arguments.
Arguments against parties opposite of yours do happen. Knowing your side and their side gives you the upper hand in an argument.
Discussion can help you. It makes you look knowledgeable and gives the other person an opportunity to grow in what they didn’t know about your candidate and possibly theirs.
According to a Pew Research study, in the presidential election of 2016, millennials made up 25 percent of votes. With such a large percentage of voters in our generation, we need to make sure that we are knowledgeable in what we are voting on.
Not knowing who we believe is the best for our nation could really hurt the country.
This is coming from the biggest procrastinator in any election– myself. Do not wait until the last minute to decide who you are voting for.
Gather information on every person over time and then make an informed decision.
You’ll feel more confident in your decision and who you think should be president.