How Third Party Votes Cost America Dearly
While the end electoral count ended up at a narrow margin of 279 vs. 228, the story behind Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the highest office in the nation culminates in a story of disenfranchisement and a small group of people who inadvertently decided the election.
“The numbers don’t lie: If you voted for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, you voted for Trump. You were told. Don’t ever tell yourself different.”
— Rachelle Lefevre (@RachelleLefevre) November 9, 2016
Does this mean that we should abolish third party voting? No. There is a fundamental right to being able to vote for whoever you want to.
But maybe the third party candidates can look at their chances to be elected with a cold and unwavering eye. And in elections such as this one, where the stakes are entirely too high, make the decision to bow out for the greater good.