By Hilary Hanson in the USA:
05/17/2016 03:34 pm ET
Sometimes voting for a third-party candidate just isn’t a strong enough statement.
“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68,” the obituary, published Tuesday in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, said.
Noland’s husband of 46 years, Jim Noland, told local news station WWBT that one of the couple’s sons wrote the opening line, and it was a tribute to his wife’s sense of humor.
He added that his wife worked as a wound care nurse and even after retiring, never stopped caring for others. She died after battling with lung cancer, he told the station.
A study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center revealed that “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” was the most frequent motive registered voters gave for not voting in the 2016 election. Twenty five percent of registered voters who abstained listed this as their primary reason, double the figure from 2012. The growth of opposition to both candidates was ubiquitous across all racial, age and education groups: here.