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Submitted by Peter Chew (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 17:40

What I almost NEVER hear is the value of voting your conscience! If that is Never Hillary, Never Trump, then so be it. No one should feel pressured - particularly in America, founded as it is on the ideal of freedom of conscience - to go against their conscience.

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Good point. It seems to be assumed that one votes according to some mythical obligation. Certainly, my critics are hitting me with this. I "must" vote for Trump to stop Hillary, they say.

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