LIKE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE IN AMERICA, I can get disillusioned about the two-party political system. Every four years, I say to myself: I’m ready to vote for a third party. Every four years I scour the web for a viable alternative to the red or blue choices in front of me. But in the end, I always throw the longshot away and vote blue.
2016 feels different. I stood with the Feel The Bern movement, but now I’m more than ready to vote for Hillary. The main reason is obvious — we can’t let Trump win. But as I think deeper about my lever pulling, I realize it isn’t surprising. I have deep-rooted convictions that I want to see represented or at least not totally shot down.