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The Presidential Election: Join the Discussion for 4 Chances to Win Visa Gift Cards!

The Presidential Election: Join the Discussion for 4 Chances to Win Visa Gift Cards!

It's hard to check Facebook, read Twitter, turn on the TV or listen to the radio without a mention of the upcoming Presidential election. So what are you and your friends/family talking about this season? We're curious about your thoughts on the process.

Following are 4 questions about the election. Please click on each link and tell us what you think. Everyone who participates in the discussions will be entered to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards! The more questions you answer, the more chances you have to win.

How much do you discuss the upcoming Presidential election with friends and/or family, IN PERSON? In what way?

How much do you discuss the upcoming Presidential election with friends and/or family, ON SOCIAL MEDIA? In what way?

Do you tell friends and family who you are voting for?  How do you feel when a friend or family member tells you they are voting for a different candidate? What have you said or done?

Where are you getting your information about the election? What sources do you trust the most?

Please note: We ask that you please be respectful of other opinions/comments. Any inappropriate language will be deleted.

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*Four lucky commenters or Tweeters will be chosen at random to each receive a $25 Visa gift card. Giveaway is open through October 9th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Please note that comments on this page will not count as giveaway entries.

Update: Thanks to everyone who joined the discussion! Congratulations to our winners: 12Heather34, tcarolinep, Bulldog0325, What 74.

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  • cherylfahling By cherylfahling
    09.21.16  

    I'm totally ignoring the election this year. I wouldn't vote for any candidate.

  • alexthecat32 By alexthecat32
    09.21.16  

    I have been talking about how we each are entitled to vote for whom we best see fit. I've seen so many arguments & so many people pushing their own beliefs and agenda's on each other-worse, people unfriending each other over this election. Honestly, it's sad because we are adults, we are American & and we should be respectful.

  • mollybeamcgrath By mollybeamcgrath
    09.21.16  

    I listen to NPR almost every day, read the NYT online, BBC, etc. I also really like fact checking websites (I wish everyone did!). As far as I know, the conservative people in my family are either not voting at all, or too embarrassed by Trump's behavior to admit that they'd vote for him. My friends are all very tolerant, anti-racist, and progressive, so there's no one among us who is voting for Trump. My friends and husband and I talk about politics online and in person all the time. I have no problem saying I'm voting for Hillary Clinton.

  • Zweilousness By Zweilousness
    09.21.16  

    This season, my family and friends are talking about nothing but Trump. How bad he is, what shocking revelation he's had recently (I admit that the birthplace of Obama accusation is still hilarious), and so on. For the first time, I'm just not going to vote. None of the candidates are even remotely credible, and Hillary is borderline disabled (take it that she's going the route of FDR!). It's hard to talk about politics when there's nothing really good to say about any of it these days.

  • gguiliano By gguiliano
    09.21.16  

    I'm an election judge and it's going to be one of the busiest elections ever! The primary election in Illinois had a higher percentage of voter turnout than I ever remember for an election during my lifetime! The country is truly divided and it's going to get very interesting...I prefer not to talk about specifics.

  • janiea By janiea
    09.21.16  

    We've mostly said, and heard other people say that we wished we had more choices.

  • kwd976 By kwd976
    09.21.16  

    How much do you discuss the upcoming Presidential election with friends and/or family, IN PERSON? In what way? I don't really discuss it much, unless I know that the person I'm talking to has the same views. I hate arguing about it. How much do you discuss the upcoming Presidential election with friends and/or family, ON SOCIAL MEDIA? In what way? I post things occasionally from the candidate I like, but other than that, I stay away from it. Do you tell friends and family who you are voting for? How do you feel when a friend or family member tells you they are voting for a different candidate? What have you said or done? Yes, my friends and family know who I am voting for. I don't really do or say anything about their candidate, they know how I feel already. Where are you getting your information about the election? What sources do you trust the most? I get my information from the candidate I like. I don't really trust any of the news media outlets at all.

  • janiea By janiea
    09.21.16  

    I speak about the election to friends and family in person. We mostly talk about the good & the bad of both parties. I never discuss any politics on social media. I respect anyone's wishes on how they vote. We all make good points on the discussion. I trust older, more wiser people who have been alive longer to remember the good & the bad points and things that happened in the past. They make very good sense to me in reminding me of what happened when certain people were in office.

  • tmaadman By tmaadman
    09.21.16  

    WE have compared the 2 main candididates and decided to follow Richard Pryors advice and vote for none of the above.

  • thriftyrocks By thriftyrocks
    09.21.16  

    I was a die hard Bernie Sanders supporter until the DNC collided to disclose him. I immediately left the Democratic party which I joined in'83 at 18 and stayed with until 51! I am loud and proud about whom I vote for. I am against war, I believe Citizen's United forever changed my country and if passed, the TPP will destroy what's left. I am a pacifist so my vote is for Jill Stein. I think it's important to have a planet to live on. I use social media and have lost "friends" over my views but I have gained some awesome new ones. I trust Twitter and Julian Assange more than I trust MSM. The, Shaun King, I have been blown away by my family/friends who are loyal to Trump and Clinton. We know Clinton is Pro- war! No.... I am seriously sickened by my country. I have voted in every election and do a lot of research.

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