I see the usual plethora of comments to the effect that "Voting lesser of two evils has never held evil at bay". This may or may not be true, since we cannot validate it meaningfully. The lesser evil has won sometimes, and we've no idea how much better or worse the other choice would have been. Sometimes the greater evil has won and we still have no idea if the evil perpetrated would have been greater or less with the other candidate.
What we do know is the last time a 3rd part candidate won an presidential election was NEVER.
Now, I voted for the uninspiring Jill Stein because I live in California which is theoretically safe from Trump, and because California rarely matters in National politics because the projections are already being made if not announced before our polls close.
Otherwise I am for the lesser evil. Talk to folks in other countries, ask them who they would vote for in our shoes? Most will say the Hillz...anything but the orange clown running as a Republican.
And ya know what? It doesnt make me a lesser person, it doesnt erase the "P" next to my name for Progressive, and it doesnt make me a Hillary supporter.
I believe there is a difference between one evil and another, and that distinctions about degree are necessary. Sometimes it is Sophie's Choice...chose the path not offered and get nothing for your efforts.If given the choice of burning at the stake or drowning, I will choose drowning, doesnt make me a fan of death by water.
People have to make their own choices here, based on the best their intellect and information can guide them to.
I am just fucking sick of the hate...levelled against 3rd partiers who refuse to choose....and that levelled against those that fear the worser of two evils enough to bet on the lesser.
I have voted 3rd party in most races in most elections, where possible, since 1974, when I came of age. I believe in doing so. I was heartsore when Bill Maher and Mike Moore got on their knees on tv to beg Ralph Nader not to run in 2004...found it disgusting. Almost as disgusting as I find the hate coming from those who will not consider anyone with a D or R next to their name against those of us who may choose differently.
I know, we are all frustrated, probably scared, and we feel very strongly the things that we feel. It is hard not to sound hateful even when one is merely adamant. But come Wednesday we are all going to have to work together and kepp the evil that wins from further destroying whatever it is we want to love about this country.