Young Adults Gotta Vote!


Nigel Parry for CNN

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

Jonathan Coombs, Writer

Probably one of the longest trends to stay popular among America’s youth is their refusal to vote. Ironically the demographic that has most of their life in front of them is unable to make decisions that affect that future. Why is it that young adults are so resistant to voting in major elections?

This year is one of the hardest elections to come to a decision on, so it is understandable why voters are having a hard time making decision. But deciding to just not vote is just simply inexcusable. It is our responsibility as U.S. citizens to vote for who we want to lead our country. You don’t make a difference when you decide to not participate, you’re only helping the candidate you hate more.

Many voters use the argument “the lesser of two evils”, which unfortunately is what it comes down to. Even if you think that both of the candidates are spawns from the depths of the earth, there has to be at least one, small policy that you agree with. If that one policy is the only thing that sets the candidates apart in your mind, that is still a substantial reason to vote for a candidate. At the end of the day, one of them is going to win, and having one policy that you agree with in office could make all the difference.