Scandals shouldn’t matter this close to the election

The election is nearly upon us and the closer we get to Election Day, the more scandals are uncovered. While scandals can make good fuel for each candidate to use against one another, it should not be the focus of the election.

Scandals distract us from the core issues of the election: Who is the right person to lead our country? Which candidate has the best policies and promises?

While these scandals may rile us up and bring important issues to light, at the end of the day, those scandals aren’t going to help create policies or resolve issues.

A lot of people let scandals influence their voting decision, and I’m not going to lie—I am one of those people. I identify the scandals and see which ones are not traumatizing to a candidate’s service in office. Some scandals are worse than others.

But that shouldn’t be your only reason to vote for someone. You need to look at the issues that are important to them and what they plan to accomplish, if elected.

Vote for the candidate who best represents your views and the things important to you. Voting gives you a voice. It lets you tell the nation what you think is important and what you think needs to be fixed in your country. Don’t let your voice be wasted just because you were more focused on some scandal that isn’t going to matter after the president is elected.

I mean honestly, how many of us remember what scandals rose in the 2012 election? Can you name one? Probably not. I know I can’t.

That’s why you shouldn’t focus on the scandals because, in the end, they’re not going to matter as much as the changes that the new president makes and what he or she does for the country.

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About Christina Ramey 2 Articles
Christina Ramey is the opinion editor for The Franklin. She is majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in public relations. When Christina isn't busy with school she spends her time going to Supernatural Conventions or getting coffee with friends. Christina also enjoys reading or writing when she has some free time. This is Christina' second year in a leadership position and her third year on The Franklin staff. She has previously held the position of opinion editor.

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