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    Posted November 6, 2012 by
    jeffreyroot
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    Springville, Utah
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    Election Day 'I Voted' challenge

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    A vote for Jill Stein

     
    Going into a voting precinct in the state of Utah you find that a lot of people in line know each other. That is because the state of Utah is predominantly Mormon and there is a sense of community here. I saw people crossing from the A-L lines to meet their fellow congregation members in the M-Z lines. This is a red state and I heard many Obama jokes while standing in line to wait for my turn to vote. I'm sure I would have heard plenty of Romney criticism had I been in a predominantly blue state. The truth is, I was not in line to vote for either candidate. I had my vote reserved for Jill Stein. I voted for Jill Stein mostly out of respect. I saw her try to enter the debates and she was arrested outside. She didn't have to lie or sway her position to get votes. I know she is extreme in her views. I would usually go for someone more moderate, but honesty is very important to me. I've been criticized by my friends because they kept telling me that I was throwing away my vote. Like everyone says, "Vote for the lesser of two evils." I saw a president who doesn't deserve a second chance because of the state this country is still in, and I saw another candidate who would change his positions just to get support from his party. To me these men are not leaders, they are puppets. A vote for Jill Stein is a Vote for Jill Stein. Gary Johnson was my second choice based on his honesty.

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