Friday, September 9, 2016

Your vote will count, no matter the candidate for whom you vote

 9 September 2016

By John Schlembach
Victoria Advocate (TX)

"The good news is that there are more than two candidates. Beyond Clinton, Johnson, Stein and Trump are many others. Texas has a covey of write-in candidates that will be available to all citizens who choose to vote. Even if they do not win, your vote will be counted. I personally led the drive to have Emidio Soltysik, the candidate for Socialist Party USA, placed there. I've also convinced a few people to vote for the socialist party's presidential ticket.

This cycle can be seen as a referendum not just on the toxic status quo, but the parties and people complicit in bringing us to this point, to soaring inequality, poverty, unemployment, hunger and diminishing educational returns. A break must be made from a system that is built upon the fundamental contradiction between labor and capital, between the social nature of production and the private nature of profits...."

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