This Oregonian is voting for Hillary in North Carolina
Consider the deal I struck up with my sister Kate.
I’m a resident of Oregon; she lives and votes in North Carolina.
We were both avid Bernie Sander’s supporters during the primaries, but after Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination, I decided to swallow hard and back Clinton.
(I’m the little-known founder of “Nose-holders for Hillary.”
My sister is a die-hard Sanders backer. The other day she told me she was writing in Bernie’s name on her North Carolina ballot. (I have a cousin in Washington state who has taken the same vow.)
Add to this electoral equation my sister’s learning recently that her step-son, who also lives in North Carolina, is voting for Trump.
She and I had a little back and forth on the phone recently exploring the political landscape and our “consciences.”
She asserted that in all “good conscience” she can’t vote for Hillary. I asserted that in all “good conscience” I couldn’t see how she would pass by cancelling out her stepson’s Trump vote.
We agreed that True Blue Oregon is going for Hillary and that North Carolina is still a question mark.
So we struck a deal. She’s voting for Hillary “for me” in North Carolina; I’m writing in Bernie “for her” in Oregon.
Sound interesting? Do you fit into a similar scenario? Are you looking for a vote swapping partner?
There’s an app that can help you find one.
Its web site is http://apps.trimian.com/nevertrump
For Republicans who want to block Trump but can’t stomach voting for Clinton, there’s help here:
Both help you vote without violating your conscience.
Yes, you can defeat Trump without voting for Clinton.