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The Lookout | April 23, 2018

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Editorial: Stay informed on election

Editorial: Stay informed on election
The Lookout

Racist. Crooked. Dangerous. Cheater.

Those are some of the words that are being used to describe the Republican and Democratic nominees for president in the upcoming election. We are in the midst of one of the most important and bizarre election seasons that millennials have ever witnessed.

That is why it is so important for young voters to follow along and stay informed. Simply voting how others around you are voting is not good enough. It is so vital to research each candidate and figure out what they stand for.

That’s not to say there aren’t other important factors in this election, either. Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are also running for president. Neither will win, but they are both playing side roles in the election.

There are also many other extremely important races in Michigan that affect local and national policy. In Michigan, voters will chose United States Congress seats on the national level and representative spots on the state level.

Area residents will also choose many important local seats. Ingham County will have a new sheriff and prosecuting attorney, and LCC has four board of trustee seats up for grabs.

It may not feel like your vote matters, but it does if you make it count. Do your research, read legitimate news sources, find out what candidates are saying about important issues and vote for who you think will best represent you.

Nov. 8 is almost here.

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