[POLL] U.S. Presidential Election 2016

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Whom will/would you vote for?

  1. Hillary Clinton (Democratic Party)

    30.0%
  2. Donald Trump (Republican Party)

    37.8%
  3. Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party)

    7.3%
  4. Jill Stein (Green Party)

    5.6%
  5. Other

    18.7%
  6. Darrell Castle (Constitution Party)

    0.2%
  7. Evan McMullin (Independent)

    0.3%
  8. Rocky De La Fuente (Reform Party)

    0.2%
  9. Laurence Kotlikoff (Independent)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Tom Hoefling (America's Party)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Mike Maturen (American Solidarity Party)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Lacius
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    Well, the primary season is over. With the general election season underway, whom will/would you vote for and why?

    For the poll, I listed the nominees for the five political parties that have ballot access to 270 or more electoral votes and therefore have a technical chance at winning. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party both have access to all 538 electoral votes, and because it is a two-party system, it is almost certain (>99.9%) that either Secretary Clinton or Donald Trump will win the election. In addition, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and Evan McMullin all have access to >270 electoral votes each. If any other political parties get ballot access to 270 or more electoral votes, I will add them to the poll.

    I highly recommend taking the iSideWith Quiz to see which candidate's policy positions you are most in alignment with. My iSideWith results:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    It goes without saying, but remember to keep your discussions civil.
     
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  2. FAST6191

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    I was quite surprised by the dislike Hillary Clinton seems to be garnering. I tried to find out why and most of what came back (the emails, the embassy, being cosy with business and some abysmal PR management of each of those) seemed like the standard doings of a politician, by no means does she seem to be a good one but the more that Mr Trump either speaks or has dealings from the past come to light the bigger detached and clueless wanker he seems to be (though as a mouthpiece he does not have the worst speech writers, even they write some contemptible nonsense). The two party system is probably going to see a bit of a shake up after this (looking at things they seem to mostly be keeping it together for the kids election) but it is still two party enough that I am not expecting the other two to do any real damage. If Mr Trump stood a chance of pulling off even half the bollocks he has been spouting (even if congress, the judiciary and the various other branches were aligned with his party and he could whip them into line he would still seem to have basic economics, physics, the legal system, international pressure and probably some in the general population as well) then I would be pissing myself in terror.

    I would be surprised if either gets a second term.

    Anyway I don't vote as a rule (too much effort to actually pick someone and think about it all and going with gut might as well be going random which might as well be not at all) and probably will not unless I am legally compelled to.
     
  3. Logan Pockrus

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    Do I really have to make this decision? I'm not going to vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, as neither of them even have a remote chance of winning. That leaves Trump and Hillary. The problem is, both of these candidates fucking suck! Their views align in many ways (not all ways, but quite a few), so I think we'll be in the same position next "voting season" with either candidate. The only reason I'd vote for Trump is because I'm a strong conservative and simply can't find it in myself to support a liberal candidate. So, if I vote, I'll be (reluctantly) voting for Trump.
     
  4. DinohScene

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    I'm not American but if I where, I'd vote for Trump.
    See if he can fuck up the US more then Bush did, just for fun.

    In reality, I don't know.
    Haven't paid any interest in what they wanted and promised.
    All I know is that Trump is a racist cunt and Clinton gets bad PR.
     
  5. invaderyoyo

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    I was rooting for Bernie, but it looks like Hillary will have to do.
     
  6. mgrev

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    just wait for 7/11. "i was there at 7/11" he will fuck murica harder than a titanium ingot up my ass
     
  7. petethepug

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    Hillary, won't get into eco politics, but theres more pros with Hillary for fair rights.
    It should be interesting seeing Donald debating with her :lol:
     
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  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    Between insane and insecure
    Jill Stein will always have my vote, but I know she would never win. So I am going to Hillary Clinton, because she's not Trump
     
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  9. Alex4U

    Alex4U The worst person you'll meet.

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    Why donald Trump hate me and the others mexicans :´)?
    By the way... im not american, so, i cant vote...
     
  10. sarkwalvein

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    I would vote Vermin Supreme.
    Oh, wait he's not there. Clinton would have to be it then.

    PS: actually, this is all a joke, all of them would be easy worst presidents than Obama was, isn't the idea to improve? good luck with your economy and foreign relations with that failure of a politician or that charismatic fascist dictator impersonator. There is no good choice there.
     
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  11. Supster131

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    I'm 16, so I still can't vote yet. If I was able to vote though, it would go to Trump. I'm all for Bernie, but the chances of him winning the democratic party is slim, which is pretty disappointing. Shillary is a liar and shouldn't be trusted, but I guess the American people are just too stupid to realize that. I mean, hell, Trump's the only Republican candidate because he was dominating the other candidates. How is that possible? He's a fucking clown.

    Oh well, make America great again, I guess.
    Not like this country's going to change much, it's already shitty as it is and it's going to stay that way.
     
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  14. loco365

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    I would legitimately have a hard time voting in the US election, fortunately I don't live there so I don't have to make that decision. However, if I were, I'd vote for the candidate that was least likely to win so that I wouldn't have to say I supported either Trump or Hillary. I don't like either of them, however, if Sanders was in there I'd gladly vote for him.

    Or else just don't vote at all, but then I wouldn't be able to bitch and complain about who won since I didn't participate in the first place.
     
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  15. brickmii82

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    Lets be realistic here, the race ultimately boils down to Trump or Clinton. I don't find either remarkable tbh. Clinton seems like a career politician in bed with big money, and Trump seems like he has no humility in him whatsoever. America has long since seen a remarkable leader imho, and I believe he was killed for those remarkable dreams he planned for this country. We've had a few highs and lows in our leadership since then, but most if not all of our representatives seem out of touch with the people now, and are generally just concerned with pleasing the wealthy and/or high profile.
     
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    remember that sanders and clinton voted for the same things 93% of the time in, what is it called, the senate? or congress?
    and both are a much saner choice than drumpf or not voting (every nonvote is essentially helping to elect donald and you know it)

    though, to be quite honest, with your stupid election system with the representatives eventually being able to vote completely against the majority of the people in their districts, there's probably no right choice to make either way, right?
     
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  18. Foxi4

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    Trump loves hispanics, what are you on about? :P

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  19. loco365

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    But yeah, tbh I'm pretty sure Canada's population will probably spike near the border after the election.
     
  20. I pwned U!

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    I #FeelTheBern and will only vote for Bernie Sanders.

    If the super delegates are truly serious about wanting to stop Trump, then they will pledge their support to Bernie, because Hillary is continuously losing in recent polls to Trump, whereas Bernie is beating him big time.

    Even if Bernie does not win the nomination, he can still run as an independent, or voters could use write-in ballots to vote for him.
     
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