5 Reasons Why You Should Not Vote
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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Vote

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked who I plan to vote for.

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Vote
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With both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention happening in the past two weeks, talk of the impending 2016 election has been at an all-time high. Of course, even before these two huge events, you were unable to log onto so any social media site, turn on your television or even open your web browser without seeing headlines revolving around the two candidates and what they’ve done recently. Moreover, I’m certain that if you’re of legal age to vote and below the age of 25, you hardly go a day without someone telling you to make sure you register to vote and then actually show up to the polls.

On the other hand, there are a few reasons why you shouldn’t vote:

1. Because you want to see the first woman in office.

If you’re a fan of Hillary Clinton and her campaign, so be it. But don’t show up to the polls in a feminist vengeance just to make sure you can say you had a part in placing the first woman into the oval office. There is nothing wrong with being a feminist. However, it shouldn’t be the sole reason you give someone your vote.

2. Because of celebrity endorsement.

I get it. I love certain bands, actors, actresses, athletes, etc. as much as the next person, but the truth is, their vote is theirs and yours is yours. If they support the same candidate as you, great. If not, don’t allow their endorsement to sway you. Do your own research and make your own choices and decisions.

3. Because you don’t like either candidate.

This is understandable. But, whether you like it or not, one of them is going to become the next president. It’s up to you to do some research and figure out which one best suits your values.

4. Because you want to see what ridiculous thing their spouse will do next.

To be honest, whether the next first lady (or first man -- is that a thing?) is Melania or Bill, I’m confident they’ll provide us with enough internet memes to last the entirety of their spouse's four years in office. Don’t you worry. Speaking of memes, see #5.

5. Because they make the best meme.

Throughout their entire campaign, Trump nor Clinton have supplied a shortage of meme worthy facials, quotes, or outfits, but I don’t think it’s grounds for a solid presidency. Plus, neither of them could ever outdo the meme king himself: President Obama. No need to even try.

No matter who you decide to vote for, one thing is certain, you should absolutely vote. Whether you love one candidate or the other or you don’t like either of them, vote. Get educated, learn your candidates values and platforms and use your right to have a voice. See you at the polls.

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