For US gamers, today is the big day. After a year’s worth of non stop arguments, articles and debates about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump should be the new US president, voting day has finally arrived. Time to decide who you trust to run the country for the next four years. Who out there will make the US a better place now than it was in the past.
However, there’s an issue.
Lots of young people (including a large percentage of gamers) do not bother to vote. Indeed, back in the 2008 election, only around 40% of adults aged between 18-24 years voted.
Yes, less than half of 18-24 year olds voted for who should be the US president in that election. Less than half turned up at the polls at all.
This is pathetic. And yet every year or so, we hear the same people talk about how they’re not ‘represented’ by the government. How they dislike its decisions on things like drugs and guns and freedom of speech and whatever else. Somehow, they think doing nothing will help safeguard their interests.
Don’t do this. Instead, go down to the polling station and vote.
Vote for who you want to run the US for the next four years. For the candidate you think is most capable of running the country in the foreseeable future. For the one who’s policies you agree with the most.
Because if you don’t, other people will.
And then the person you don’t want to be elected could very well be your next president. Your worst case scenario could come true.
Now admittedly, I won’t give any recommendations here. I’m not American, and as a result, I don’t vote in your elections. I have no horse in this race. I don’t care if you pick Clinton, Trump, Johnson or anyone else.
But if you are eligible to vote in the US, please do so.
Switch off the games you’re playing, step away from social media for a few minutes and go out there and vote. Your favoured candidate might not win, but hey, at least you can reasonably say you tried.