Irrespective of your political affiliation you should read the attached link for an excellent panel discussion on Education, Advanced Manufacturing and Funding for Research https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-science-of-clinton-education-advanced-manufacturing-and-more-money-for-research/?ex_cid=2016-forecast
If your candidate understands and supports these issues vote for her / him. If your candidate has no clue on these issues then demand their attention and policy positions. Standing on the side line or casting a protest vote is not a good option.
Your jobs, career and future depend on your activist role in this election (and in every election).