Q&A: Are You Going To Vote?
By Jarron Gravley
With Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Republican candidate Donald Trump, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and Green party candidate Jill Stein in the home stretch of their campaigns, the 2016 Presidential Election is less than a month away. This election will be the first chance for many students and young people to get their voices out to vote for the next president. Lander students, ranging in years and majors, were asked if they were going to vote.
Harrison Duckett, junior biology major, pictured above, says, “Yes, I am going to vote, seeing as though this election is very important. I get to have a voice in choosing the president.”
Madison Ryan, sophomore English professional writing major, says she is going to vote, because, “regardless of what people think, your vote matters. Every vote matters. If you don’t vote, it’s a vote for Trump.”
Eli Moran, sophomore mass communication major, pictured above, says he is voting, because he would like to be involved in deciding the leader of this country. He says, “you have a decision. It’s your American duty.”
Ryann Earle, sophomore exercise science major, says it’s important to vote, and that it, “is important to the African American community.”
Mylea McKenneth, junior mass communication major, says she is going to vote, and she says, “not voting is also making a decision.”
Tatiana LeGrand, sophomore exercise science major, says, “To be honest, I really don’t want to vote.” She says that both candidates are “a joke.” In particular, she thinks that Donald Trump “doesn’t have the quality” to run for president.
Carter Verrilli, senior math major, pictured above, says he will vote, because it’s his first election, even if the candidates are “crap.”
Tripp Guinn, senior computer information/software development major, pictured above, says he will vote in his home state of Georgia. He says he will do “his best to keep [Donald] Trump from president.”