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Chris Arroyo: I feel like I picked the wrong election to vote in.

Voting somewhat matters because it does give US citizens a right to pick who their leader will be. I am registered to vote. I feel like I picked the wrong election to vote in. Well both sides are pretty not good. Obviously both of the main candidates are not real to me, like they are not good for the job in my opinion. One Donald Trump isn’t really much of a guy because he’s just rich and white. And Hillary Clinton, I actually have no idea what she is actually going for. And the other candidates I don’t really know much about them but I rather vote for them than those two. It feels something serious because for one this is my future. So it will like affect it somehow. For me my future is already set I know what I am going to do. But I am pretty sure it is going to be affected negatively because I am of a minority race. I haven’t seen any good presidents in my lifetime. So I do not know what’s the difference between a good and a bad president.

My father, personally, doesn’t care much for voting because he says he’s gonna pay taxes regardless but my mother is a part of the democratic party. I voted for someone named Johnson in the [Springfield school district] mock election because he was the only other choice. I am pretty sure I will vote for Johnson again but I will have to do more research.

I feel like it’s going to be bad for me regardless because I am just going to be in the military, for one. And I feel like the military is going to be affecting me in a good way. I am going to be a low-ranking official anyways so it doesn’t matter. I am going to be following orders regardless.

Chris Arroyo is an 18-year-old student at the High School of Commerce.


This entry was generated in partnership with the UMass Community Journalism class. Chris worked with GroundTruth digital intern Frank Dutan to generate his response.

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