Vote for the lesser of two evils

To the editor:

After reading Mr. Adkins’ article (“Some Trump supporters motivated by anger,” Oct. 4, A4), you would have to assume that only GOP loyalists vote a straight ticket. If you check the facts, you would find that Democrat loyalists vote straight party by a margin of at least two to one. Most union members vote Democratic, as do federal employees, African-Americans and Hispanics.

They vote Democratic because they are promised a lot of free things that other people have to pay for. They are not voting for the person (in this case, Hillary Rodham Clinton) but for the party that gives.

If one were to go to downtown Indianapolis and conduct a survey of potential voters, say 100 Democrats and 100 Republicans, and ask them if they are going to vote a straight ticket, suppose 50 of each group said yes. Then ask them the name of the vice presidential candidate on their ticket; I would venture to say a larger majority of Democrats would not be able to name him.

Neither Hillary Rodham Clinton nor Trump is a very good choice for president. They are both flawed.

Trump is bombastic, has made a lot of false statements and has other flaws.

On the other hand Hillary is a liar, a cheat, a money grabber (Clinton Foundation), dispersed classified information on her private email account and above all, didn’t do a single thing to help Ambassador Stevens and the other three Americans from being murdered — and then later in Congressional hearings sluffed it off with “What does it matter now?”

Hillary Clinton is for the Clinton family first and foremost. Millions of dollars were sent to the Clinton Foundation by people, countries and corporations who had access to Hillary while she was secretary of state. If she should become president, then those donations will run into the billions for favors granted. The Clinton Foundation only spends 10 percent on charitable programs.

I don’t want to, but I am voting for Trump as the lesser of the two evils.

Jerry Makela