The election is actually tomorrow


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the candidates for the President of the United States.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

      The most important day in America is almost here.  That’s right, it’s Election Day. Tomorrow the American people will decide who gets to be the leader of the free world for the next four years. There’s four candidates for the most significant position in our government. All four bring what a lot of people view as major issues.

      There’s Democrat Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine. Clinton is  a former First Lady, Secretary of State, and served as a Senator for New York. If Clinton were elected, it would be historic, as she would become the first female President of the United States. On the other hand, lots of potential voters see her as a criminal due to the email scandal, the Benghazi controversy, and potential corruption within the Democratic Party that never gave her competitor in the primary, Bernie Sanders, a chance.

     Next up, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate Gov. Mike Pence, who once wrote an article stating how cigarettes don’t kill people. Somehow, they put together an extremely successful campaign with just four words, “Make America Great Again.” Trump has said things that have offended and disgusted thousands of people. From bragging about groping women to mocking people with disabilities, he’s said things that you would think would have derailed his shot at becoming President months ago. Yet somehow, he still received the GOP nomination, and has millions of people that still give the Trump/Pence campaign unwavering support.

    Then there’s Libertarian Gary Johnson, who served two terms as the Governor of New Mexico. Johnson, with his running mate Gov. Bill Weld, have put together a solid campaign, attracting anywhere from 5-9% on national polls. While that may not sound like much, it’s a high number for a relatively unknown independent party. But Johnson has had his missteps as well. From the “Aleppo moment” (Johnson didn’t seem to know what Aleppo, a city in Syria, was) to having a meltdown on camera during an interview, both of those incidents have led to his poll numbers falling.

     Finally, we have Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party nominee and her running mate. Stein is, much like her 2012 campaign, extremely far behind in the polls, with only up to 3% of the vote in some states. The one thing she has going for her is the fact that she doesn’t have any major controversies like Clinton, Trump, or Johnson.

     Now that you have the basic rundown on the four major candidates, maybe this will make the decision-making process easier.