2016 Election Presents Itself With Diverse Viewpoints and High Stakes

With the 2016 Presidential Election to be decided tonight, it is important to know each candidate’s plan on important issues


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Many voters are still undecided important swing states like New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada. These states will be the ones to decide the election so it is important that people are educated on the issues and about all four candidates before placing their vote.


From day one, Republican candidate Donald Trump has said that he will commission the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States, and would force Mexico to pay for it. Trump calls for mass deportation of illegal aliens within the country in order to bring jobs back to American people.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reform the process of legal immigration so that it is easier to immigrate and to become a citizen of the US.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson also pushes for immigration reform. He has denounced Trump’s wall and wants to provide more access to work visas, background checks and he pushes for non citizens living in the US to pay US taxes.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein pushes to grant amnesty to non citizens living in the US currently and she wants to give all people who enter the US citizenship. In additions, these non citizens would qualify for programs like Social Security and Student Financial Aid.

Gun Control

Trump pushes for Second Amendment rights; he believes no legal citizen should be denied access to firearms because it is a right given to the people in the Constitution.

Clinton wants to expand background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm, keeping guns out of the hands of violent criminals and domestic abusers.

Johnson, like Trump, supports the rights granted by the Second Amendment and pushes for a decrease in gun regulations.

Stein supports the ban of all assault rifles along with increased regulations on all firearms, including background checks.


Trump pushes for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. He plans to work with Congress to develop a new healthcare plan that, according to his campaign website, will create a “patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.”

Clinton plans to defend and expand the Affordable Care Act because it disallowed insurance companies from denying people who have preexisting conditions. She also wants to decrease the cost of copays and deductibles for all those covered.

Johnson wants to increase competition in the insurance market by repealing Obamacare to decrease insurance costs. Also, Johnson is against mandatory vaccinations, saying that the government should not mandate them.

Stein pushes for all US citizens to receive free healthcare, proposing the elimination of copays and deductibles for all people and mandating vaccinations for children.


Trump wants to invest $20 billion into the education system so that schools not only improve, but also to provide grant money for all US children. In addition, he wants to make college slightly more affordable to encourage all people to finish.

Clinton supports the rebuilding of schools nationwide, especially in low income areas where buildings are falling apart. She also plans to provide every US student opportunities to learn computer science and to modernize and elevate the profession of teaching.

Johnson plans to abolish the federal Department of Education because it is not financially beneficial to schools nationwide and he wants to innovate and bring more competition into the teaching profession, increasing the quality of education in America.

Stein pushed to make public college education free to all and to treat education as a right. She also wants to eliminate all current college debt.