Voting Tactically Cuts Both Ways

It didn’t take long for some enterprising partisans to figure out how to make tactical voting – voting along organized lines with groups rather than just your individual conscience – to work for a third party candidate.

So the next time someone says you’re throwing your vote away if you don’t stop Trump or Hillary, remind them that actually, you’re colluding with someone else to both throw your votes away and somehow thereby not help anyone but your preferred third party candidate.

I’m sure they’ll still figure out a way that you’re morally culpable for Trump being elected despite the fact that you haven’t voted for him. But maybe that’s because they can’t find any better reasons for you to vote Clinton.


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