There are so many who want to influence your vote. If they win, they won't just have influenced your vote, they will have influenced your life. This video should scare the crap out of every American,.
You have little choice here. The parties will decide who can you vote for. Yes, you can write-in names or vote for third party candidates. Only you can decide if you would be throwing away your vote.
Here's the truth, unless they are your family or friend, you don't know them. You only know what they want you to know. Today, we have a world of information at our fingertips. Not all of it is true, not all of it is accurate. Do the best you can to research past performance of anyone who is running. Be blind to party, commercial advertisements, endorsements, etc. You may think it doesn't matter, but now more than ever, it does.
You may not know the candidate, but you do know you. Vote on what is important to you and your family. See where the candidate stands on the issue and if it sounds remotely reasonable to you, you have a basis for supporting them.
We can only do the best we can with what we know, and what we think we know. On the other hand, it never hurts to pray that God will guide your choices. When I feel his peace instead of my confusion, I feel ready.
If you are a person of faith, surely this is an important issue to you. I am pro-life. I do not support abortion except in very narrow circumstances. The thought that our great country would consider legislation that makes abortion, even after a live birth, makes me physically ill. If you feel the same way, pay attention to these legislators--who they are, what party they are aligned with, and where their financial backing comes from.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Infringe: to act in a way that is against a law or that limits someone's rights or freedom (dictionary.cambridge.org)