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    So, when is it appropriate..

    .. to abstain from voting altogether? I've never not voted, however, I would strongly consider not voting before voting for either Hillary or Trump. I think they'd both be nightmares for our country in their own respective ways. So, would I be better off choosing neither? I've openly admitted that I've voted for the lesser of the evils before, sadly, but these 2 may be neck and neck. What if there is no "lesser" as an option?
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    There's always another option.

    Vote 3rd party.

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    Fair question and one I've been pondering.


    However, I've also come to realize that my vote is a gesture of my freedom moreso than actually having any say in the POTUS election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    There's always another option.

    Vote 3rd party.
    IF there is a 3rd party. If the clown from NY runs, pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    IF there is a 3rd party. If the clown from NY runs, pass.
    There's always a 3rd party.

    If there's not a 3rd party you like, write one in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    There's always a 3rd party.

    If there's not a 3rd party you like, write one in.
    Now that's an option. An unfruitful one, but it's surely an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Now that's an option. An unfruitful one, but it's surely an option.
    If you live in KY it doesn't matter. This state is Red. All 8 votes are going to the Republican Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    .. to abstain from voting altogether? I've never not voted, however, I would strongly consider not voting before voting for either Hillary or Trump. I think they'd both be nightmares for our country in their own respective ways. So, would I be better off choosing neither? I've openly admitted that I've voted for the lesser of the evils before, sadly, but these 2 may be neck and neck. What if there is no "lesser" as an option?
    Vote for Gary Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    .. to abstain from voting altogether? I've never not voted, however, I would strongly consider not voting before voting for either Hillary or Trump. I think they'd both be nightmares for our country in their own respective ways. So, would I be better off choosing neither? I've openly admitted that I've voted for the lesser of the evils before, sadly, but these 2 may be neck and neck. What if there is no "lesser" as an option?

    I say if neither candidate is someone you feel reasonably okay about voting for then it is perfectly okay not to vote. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Vote for Gary Johnson.
    You accomplish that same by staying home and saying "Had I voted I would have voted for...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    You accomplish that same by staying home and saying "Had I voted I would have voted for...."
    No argument there but I am exercising my freedom to vote and when I exercise that freedom I am going to vote for the candidate I like the best. Not the lesser of two evils.

    In the grand scheme of things because of the electoral college none of our votes here in KY matter anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    You accomplish that same by staying home and saying "Had I voted I would have voted for...."

    True.

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    I know this runs contrary to the opinions of most, and I almost always vote, but I don't have a problem with not voting. If a person is so disgusted with the options that "none of the above" is what they believe, then the act of not voting gives voice to that. We should have "none of the above" as an option btw, and just keep doing the election over til they give us someone who can beat none of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MayfieldFan View Post
    I know this runs contrary to the opinions of most, and I almost always vote, but I don't have a problem with not voting. If a person is so disgusted with the options that "none of the above" is what they believe, then the act of not voting gives voice to that. We should have "none of the above" as an option btw, and just keep doing the election over til they give us someone who can beat none of the above.
    I agree. I know a popular belief is that you should vote because of the men and women who have fought for our right to do so. I'd argue they fought for our right to abstain as well if it's done in protest or disgust with the choices.

    Of course, I also believe they fought for the rights of the few who burn the flag so....

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    I will vote for the first candidate that comes out and has the courage to admit hat he/she is agnostic/atheist( we've had plenty I'm sure that just haven't been forthcoming), regardless of whether the person is D or R. Of course, they won't win but they get my vote.

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