Who are you going to vote for in the next election? Is there an argument for voting for voting for Jill Stein?

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I keep on getting emails from Robert Reich saying how afraid he is that Hillary is going to lose. I still feel like I have to vote for Hillary in order to keep Trump from becoming president, but it does irritate me how incredibly quickly he went over to Hillary Clinton's camp. He has every reason to be afraid because so many people dislike Hillary so much, perhaps even more on the left and they do on the right. However, it would be really nice to hear an admission from him that the establishment was incredibly foolish to choose Hillary over Bernie. I know it's never going to happen, but it's such an incredibly weak argument that we absolutely have to vote for Hillary because if we don't the monster Trump will become president.

That's basically the argument that they're trying to sell. At this point, it seems like they pretty much abandoned any attempt to try to focus on Hillary's strong points. I'm sure there must be some good things about her that they could talk about. However, they have chosen instead to make their entire argument that if we don't elect Hillary Clinton President of the United States, and Donald Trump becomes president the Republic will fall. Based upon his statements, and the things that he wants to do, I guess one could make the case that that might well happen, but it's still a very difficult argument to sell. I know that there are people out there who believe that there is some point in voting for Jill Stein. I don't really understand their argument. It certainly seems to me that everyone who doesn't vote for Hillary Clinton will be helping Donald Trump. I really don't see how it could be otherwise.
I don't see how Jill Stein has any possible way of winning, and I certainly think it would be a total disaster if Donald Trump became president. I know many people say that Hillary Clinton is just as bad as Donald Trump, but I don't see how that could possibly be. At the very least, he has pledged to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, and that one act would set back liberal causes for many years to come.

As much as I don't like Hillary Clinton, I really don't see the argument for not voting for her. I might vote for Jill Stein if I could think of a reasonable argument for voting for her, but at the moment I can't think of one. If you've got an argument for voting for Jill Stein, I would like to hear it. Hillary is certainly not the best candidate, but at least she is not a childish, demented clown. Like I said, that's certainly not the best reason to vote for someone, but at the moment, that's the reason that I have to vote for Hillary Clinton.

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In most states your vote is not going to matter either way. California and New York are going to vote for Clinton. Texas and Georgia are going to vote for Trump. Etc, etc... If you live in one of those states, you can vote for whomever you want, it is not going to make any difference anyway in the outcome for that state.

It gets more tricky if you are in a swing state, then I guess wanting to keep Trump out could warrant voting for Clinton (or vice versa).

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I guess that's pretty much the case. I live in Illinois which will most certainly go for Clinton no matter who I vote for. On the other hand, one never knows for sure. There's always the chance of an upset if enough people in Illinois decide not to vote for Clinton, isn't there?

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Chicago, and the Chicago suburbs will go solidly for Clinton, but central, and southern Illinois has been known to vote Republican. We do have a Republican governor now in Illinois.

i still haven't heard any credible arguments to dislike trump. hillary has already held office, if her track record doesn't speak for itself, then i don't know what i can say. we are at such a pivotal moment that i would vote for charles manson before clinton. i think jill stein might actually be mentally ill. there is a lot of media manipulation out there. i think we could do a whole lot worse than a super successful businessman who is not beholden to any moneyed interests. if you have cogent reservations about trump, i would be open to hearing them. all i have heard from his opponents so far, is name calling.