Election 2016: 5 Books For Becoming An Informed Voter

The 2016 Presidential race has been surreal to say the least. With mind-boggling accusations and mudslinging on both sides of the ticket, many voters simply remain confused about which candidate to vote for on November 8.th In fact, many people find themselves between a rock and a hard place – and have chosen not to go to polls in a few weeks.

For those that believe in the electoral process – but want to become more informed – the following reading list is designed to help them navigate the murky waters of the current political landscape. The hope is that this list will help you make a worthwhile and informed decision on whom to vote for in the coming weeks – and why.

1. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Meyer

This novel is a true insight on how billionaires like Trump have dodged tax seasons, while enjoying greater wealth via political contributions and influential supporters. It also provides a real look at how the elite have, and continue to, dominate the political spectrum in America.


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2. Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women by Rebecca Traister

While written after the 2008 election, Traister’s views of sexism and feminism during Hillary’s first Presidential run is as relevant as ever. An intriguing read that truly showcases the plight of independent and strong-minded women in a male dominated political landscape.


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3.  America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System by Steven Brill

Brill takes an in-depth look at the political turmoil that continues to surround Obamacare. This includes the background of the bill and its tumultuous passage, along with how this system will be impacted by either a Trump presidency or a Clinton presidency.


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4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

A stunning look at the ongoing and never-ending struggles of America’s white working class. As part memoir and part social assessment, Vance discusses his own personal experiences growing up in a poor, but hard-working rural and Appalachian family.


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5. The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches From Syria by Janine Di Giovanni

The ongoing civil war in Syria is truly a quagmire – an enigma wrapped in a riddle if you will. Di Giovanni has penned an epic read that discusses a myriad of political issues stemming from this civil strife. This includes the roots of jihadism, the influx of refugees, and the growing debate between isolationists and interventionists. The book also examines the Syrian revolution and how its impact has destabilized the region and caused utter devastation.


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6. Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy by David Daley

Come November 8th, choose wisely, voters.

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