Written by Kylee Short | Copy Editor
Today is the day of the election and four candidates are running: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson. Each resident in a state has a precinct that is assigned to them according to their current residence. Abraham Lincoln High School’s journalism staff went out in and covered 19 precincts out of 21.
“I believe it’s a privilege and a right to be a part of the vote,” Pastor Bill Hartman said. “Practically speaking it doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, it is an honor to vote. This election is really important because, personally, I see our nation as divided. There are consequences to not picking your chosen candidate. It’s important to get out and vote.”
Voting for a candidate is generally chosen by the voter’s political party. If a voter is a Democrat they are more likely to vote for the Democratic nominee, same goes if the voter is Republican.
“This election is an important one,” Council Bluffs Resident, who wishes to remain anonymous. “It’s a really close race and only a few votes could make the difference between whether Clinton wins or whether Trump wins. Voting is more important this time around than most others. When I got to my polling station I had to stand in a line of about thirty people, I’m glad people are getting out there and voting.”
Every four years, America picks a new president, or elects the current president if they have not already served eight years. This year has been labelled by many as “the closest election yet”. The leading candidates are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Share