Student's voting opinions

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Ogieva Uwudia, first-year, not voting

“I am not voting this election because politics have never really been a big thing for me, and since most voters in the United States don’t even vote in the first place, I feel like they’re just neglected, and there’s a minority of people who actually get to choose who our president will be.  The current system is flawed, and most people don’t have a voice, and I’m taking a government class, so I know this. I see not enough voting polls. I also see during the nominations, not all the states get a good say about who the candidate will be in the general election.”

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Emily Hupalo, sophomore, Hillary Clinton

“I voted for Hillary. I really don’t like Donald Trump, so that was pretty much it. I’m not her biggest fan either, but I just wanted to vote for her. It would be nice to see a woman president, too. I think it [voting] is important because everyone gets to have their own opinion. It depends what state you’re in. I’m from Massachusetts, so it’s very Democratic, so if I voted Republican, it wouldn’t matter anyway. I think it also depends on the state. If you’re in a swing state, then your vote really counts, especially in this election. It [the election] is crazy and weird, and it doesn’t really seem like a real election, but it is, so it’s kind of scary.”

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Natu McCarthy, junior, Hillary Clinton

“I believe she has a lot of experience, and I don’t stand for divisive rhetoric. Voting and exercising your rights are very important because people look at policies nowadays and always complain about them, but they don’t stand up to actually vote for who’s going to represent them. I feel like it [the election] is lot of bickering and not really focused on the issues at hand. It felt like a soap opera during the debates, but a lot is at stake.”

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Paige Bagby, sophomore, Donald Trump

“I am voting for Donald Trump, and I would say that his fiscal policies and government spending more line up with my ideologies. I started off as a Rubio fan. I'm surprised Hillary and Donald Trump are both the candidates that we're working with. I know we have a third party, but if we're being honest, no, we don't. I don't think that I want to live in a nation where Hillary Clinton is president. There are some very radical things that Donald Trump says also, but as far as where my voting has always, or my ideologies, has always been with the GOP. He does deviate from that a little bit, so I don't want to say I agree with everything he says, but I'd rather vote conservative than for Hillary Clinton.”

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Shaili Kumar, first-year, Hillary Clinton

“She’s a Democrat, and I’m a Democrat. I also don’t like Trump and his idea of building the wall.”

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Johnathon Goode, sophomore, Donald Trump

“I'm voting for Donald Trump because I feel he is the best candidate to lead this country. You have Hillary Clinton who is the center of many scandals throughout her career as a politician and all the way back to her days as a lawyer. Her policies don't change this country. People like the Democrats like to blame the Republicans for being selfish and self-centered, when you look at the Democratic policies. . . . they're the ones enslaving people. They're taking our freedoms and our rights and liberties away to do that. Donald Trump brings strength and character to this country, and I believe he is going to be the best economically, as he is a businessman. He knows how to make money, and he also knows how to work with others. I have been a Trump supporter since day one. If Hillary wins, this country has a lot coming. I believe there could be a civil meltdown, a civil war, in this country if Hillary wins because she wants to take so many of our rights away, and people are going to stand up to that like the NRA, the three percenters and many other groups.”