I’ll be writing in Bernie as well. #Love it!
Post: This is a really bad idea that will make it more likely for Trump to win.
Bernie Sanders: Please vote for Hillary instead of writing me in.
People: I’m gonna write Bernie in!
DON’T. VOTE. FOR BERNIE
All of these “I’ll write in Bernie” people, are literally the living embodiment of Privilege.
The main point of this post: voting third party or writing in Bernie will split the vote and basically hand Donald the White House.
DO NOT WRITE IN A NAME
DO NOT VOTE THIRD PARTY OR VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS
FOR GODS SAKE BERNIE SANDERS HAS TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WORK AND IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR TRUMP TO WIN
ALSO, WRITING IN BERNIE WON’T WORK, HE ISN’T AN APPROVED THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE. WRITING HIM IN IS LITERALLY THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY!
IT IS LITERALLY NOT LEGALLY POSSIBLE UNDER US LAW FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO BECOME PRESIDENT
Now if you want to ACTUALLY show your support for Bernie, vote democrat in the senate elections
Because if the democrats get a senate majority that means Bernie Sanders will be in a position of power in the senate
That’s a way to ACTUALLY show your support
Writing his name in on presidential ballots though? That’s WASTING YOUR VOTE
YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON
For literally the hundredth time: Voting for Hillary Clinton is the ONLY WAY to guarantee Trump does not become president
Also it’s illegal to take a photo of your ballot
YES that is important to remember as well!
Listen, only 36 states allow write in votes And in 34 of those the candidate MUST register with the state in order for the vote to count. WHICH BERNIE HAS NOT DONE. THIS IS WHY HE’S SAID DON’T WRITE HIM IN.
NINE states don’t even ALLOW write in votes.
If you write him in, you vote LITERALLY will not count SO DON’T DO IT.
For the love of all that’s sane, people, LISTEN TO THIS!! This is not the time for a protest vote or a statement vote. Your country will be placed into the hands of a literally fucking insane narcissistic sexual predator who apparently thinks he is running to become King Joffrey and not the president. Do not give me the bullshit reply of “Well, a president only has so much power”. He has power enough, add a Trump presidency to a Republican controlled Senate and that gives them all the power they need. Oh, and Trump’s VP choice is a religious zealot who thinks gay people should be “cured” with electroshock therapy. Nice, right? You want things like women’s rights, racial equality, marriage equality, affordable college, the right to choose, health insurance, stronger gun laws, freedom to practice a religion other than Christianity, a good relationship with our allies, trade agreements, etc., then you have one choice – Hillary Clinton. Write in Bernie, let Trump win and enjoy the next 4 years of all-straight-Christian-white-guys-carrying-their-guns-to-iHop rein.
Please don’t waste your vote. This year is literally NOT THE YEAR to try to make a statement or whatever. Ladies, POC, this could be our LAST year to vote if the angry cheeto wins. Please just don’t waste your vote. This is too goddamn important.
Two more things:
1. DO NOT TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR BALLOT. DO NOT TAKE SELFIES WITH YOUR BALLOT. DO NOT SHOW YOUR BALLOT TO OTHER PEOPLE. It is illegal in some states and invalidates the ballot in others. You might get away with it – you can check your local laws here. But consider this: it’s a very irresponsible thing to do in all states. If you’re going around cheerfully sharing your ballot on social media (why would u do this) then you are modeling a silly behavior and encouraging your social network to do the same. That is how social media works. Much of your social network will fall within areas where it is illegal or irresponsible to photograph their ballot, and when they happily share in your cool behavior, you’ve just… deliberately encouraged innocent/naive young people to invalidate their hard-earned votes for no reason? What a mean thing to do.
2. DO NOT VOTE IN A CANDIDATE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. DO NOT VOTE IN A CANDIDATE AGAINST THEIR WILL. DO NOT VOTE FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE A POSITION THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE. This is irresponsible and disrespectful at best, and deeply creepy at worst. If Sanders has explicitly stated that he does not want you to vote him into the office of President – and he has explicitly, formally stated this – do not assume it is your place to override his will. “oh, of course he has to SAY that, but everyone secretly wants to be President” – NO. GROSS. WEIRD. LISTEN TO YOURSELF. If someone says “no” you can’t tell them that actually, you and all your friends have decided that they really meant “yes.”
Bernie Sanders is a wily, savage, cleverboots Yankee fox and he is astonishingly good at playing the game. I trust him to do so; he knows his job. An 18-year-old from Podunk, Nevada who does not even know what players are on the board does not have a direct psychic connection to Uncle Bernie’s foxy brain that allows them to interpret the True and Secret Will of Bernie, and they are also edging dangerously close to Extremely Bad Consent Politics, which would embarrass them in front of their friends if they all thought about it for 5 seconds. You don’t know Bernie’s job better than he does, and consent is not an issue that people get to vote on.
Seriously, don’t do either of these things. If you remove the politics and the Feelings, you’ll see that they aren’t good or kind. And if you put the politics and the Feelings back in, you’ll see that goodness and kindness are what we need to be steering with, above all.