I am a progressive liberal living in Texas, a state that is a few elections away from becoming a blue haven. Since I live in a red state, I voted for Jill Stein for President, as I did four years ago. Had I resided in a battleground state, I would have voted Democrat for President and kept my down ballot votes for Green Party candidates when available. I think the two party system is problematic for this country, I vote Green for two reasons:

1 – Their policy proposals match my own ideas about a progressive society
2 – I hope that eventually their vote totals will allow their platform into debates, media coverage, and the overall political conversation.

I supported Gary because I didn’t feel right supporting candidates that I had no stance or agreement with. I agree with about 90% of what Gary stood for and I agree with a lot of the Libertarian party stances. I didn’t feel right voting Republican or Democrat because I don’t fall into either of those categories fully and I don’t support either fully.

I supported Gary Johnson because I consider myself socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I felt he was the only honest candidate running in 2016, and that Clinton and Trump’s faults were too numerous to accept.

I don’t regret my vote.