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Facebook Political Posts Repeatedly Changing Area Man's Mind About Who to Vote For
With the election getting closer, time is running out for undecided voters to make up their minds about who to vote for. The two political parties have provided candidates who both have the ability to run the country, but also have revealed a controversial, checkered past.
Local area man and dedicated Demopublican Thomas Jeffries has been following the election coverage closely on social media, but still isn't sure which lever he's going to pull.
"Many of my friends on Facebook have very strong opinions about their favorite candidate, and really dislike the other option. They're all very smart and only discuss the facts, so it's been difficult to decide which way to go."
Ever since the parties selected their nominees, social media outlets such as Facebook have been inundated with memes, articles, posts and angry rants.
"I'm so happy that my online friends are trying to help me with this difficult choice," stated Jeffries. "If I didn't know who my casual acquaintances from high school were backing, I'd have no clue what to do. Their opinions are really important to me. The problem is each side is making a well-informed, intelligent, and entirely fact-based argument."
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While major media outlets and reputable news sources have been covering the election for a long time now, providing solid information with which to make an informed decision, Jeffries prefers to stick to the internet for getting the story straight.
"I just scan the headlines of articles, check out interesting memes, and read what my online friends have to say," continued Jeffries. "Even though I don't really even know most of the people on my news feed, I doubt that they would post something that wasn't true."
Jeffries also said that he relies on popular television programs to help sway him in one direction or another.
"I really like Kate McKinnon's impression of Secretary Clinton," referring to a popular satirical program that airs live on a weekend night. "She really nails the pants suit."
"But Alec Baldwin is a veteran in the business, and his depiction of Donald Trump is a real hoot."
When asked what he thinks he'll do when he gets behind the curtain on Election Day, Jeffries wasn't clear about his plan.
"I'm not even sure if I'm registered. Is it too late to do that? Can I just vote online, like I do with my favorite reality shows such as America's Got Talent and The Voice?"
With thousands of American citizens in a similar predicament to Jeffries, this is sure to be a wild election and tumultuous four years to come.