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[–] Balrogic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

and maybe I like a third party candidate better, but I'm sure as shit not going to throw my vote away with the third party candidate when I know with 100% certainty that that candidate has no chance at winning and my vote will not matter if I vote for a third party.

You're an idiot. Voting for Hillary or Trump when you know they're going to oppress you just because you don't think enough other people will go along voting for the other guy... That's the dumbest fucking move you can possibly make when it comes to voting. Instead of risking not picking the winner, you're going to willfully vote to oppress yourself? How stupid are you!? Elections aren't like betting on a horse, elections aren't like buying a lottery ticket. When your candidate loses, you're stuck with some asshole like Trump or Clinton. Are you seriously attempting to justify voting to lose every election on purpose? Why are you throwing your vote away, and I mean actually throwing your vote away against your own interests?

Let's assume a winning majority of voters feel exactly the same way you do. About the candidates, about voting for anyone except (D) or (R). If you idiots stopped voting like that you'd pick a winning third party candidate every time.

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[–] rednirug 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can call me and people who vote lime me "idiots" all you want, but you are the one who can't understand real outcomes versus theoretical outcomes. In theory, if enough people could vote for a third party, yes they would win. But it is not going to happen. I don't give a damn about what could happen or what should happen, I care about what will happen. And, if it comes to Hillary vs. Trump, one of those two WILL win. So, I'd much, MUCH rather vote for an actual, but maybe shitty, politician then have some idiot with no political experience that doesn't even understand global warming to get into office. Stop being so idealistic and learn to deal with facts.

And besides, that's not even the main reason I wouldn't vote third party. As I've explained in my other comments, in a first past the post election, third parties just take votes away from parties with similar views, and give a great advantage to radicals, so I'm not going to support a third party in out current voting system.