Voting for D or R in presidential elections is essentially meaningless as far as governance is concerned, as both are, foremost, War Parties.
But the act of voting resembles prayer, in that it is a silent form of self-brainwashing. The candidate we vote for is the one we will justify, rationalize. Most of the anti-war voters who supported Obama in 2008 gradually learned to accept & even celebrate Obama’s expansion of the GWOT & the Drone Wars, & Obama’s sickening gangland-style execution of Muslim Boogie-Man Osama Bin Laden. If the anti-war voters had held to their values, Obama would have been ‘primaried’ in 2012.
This is why Lesser-Evil Voting is so insidious. It is mind-control on a massive scale. It justifies & rationalizes Crimes Against Humanity, such as the Bombing of Libya & the promoting of Civil War in Syria, on the fatuous ‘logic’ that the Other Side Would Be Worse.
Well, of course, all the Trump voters justified their support of the misogynist con artist because they sincerely believe Hillary Would Be Worse.
The Dems & Repubs feed on hate & fear. Voting for either party is a vote for hate & fear.