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Ramesh Ponnuru

No, You Don’t Have to Vote for Clinton or Trump

The either/or crowd will try to trick you. Don’t fall for it.
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Contrary to what you may have heard -- and I have heard it many, many times over the last few months -- the presidential election is not a binary choice.

You have no obligation to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. If you vote for one of the less prominent candidates, or write someone’s name where allowed, or leave the presidential line on your ballot blank, no lightning bolt will fell you and no policeman will knock on your door.