I supported Bernie more passionately than anything i’ve ever supported in this country. I voted for him, wore his merchandise, his bumper sticker still sits proudly on my car, but I will not be writing him in next week.
Immediately after his loss I looked for hope in the green party, joined jill steins meme dank stash, did research on her policies and though I was skeptic about a few things I had hope. But as time went on just like the rest of the candidates she too proved to be just not enough. Her failure to run an effective campaign and her anti-science pandering was too much for me and I found myself staring dreadfully at our only two real choices.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
God knows I do not want to vote for either of these two vile, corrupted, insane individuals. One is a clown and the other a robot, both interested in their own agendas and not the well being of the people they wish to lead. I’m tired of the news, i’m tired of the drama, I’m tired of cringe worthy arguments on facebook. So I went back to the last thing I believed in, and listened to Bernie. He believed in us, and so I am choosing to believe in him. He had an idea for the future and an idea for what it meant to be free and be great, and i know he hasn’t given up on those ideas, so I will listen to him and vote for Hillary because a protest vote won’t help anyone, or anything, a protest vote won’t help him or the ideologies that I stand for. And voting for Trump would be voting for everything he fought for, so I will vote for Hillary. Not because I’m a shill, or a hillbot, because God I despise that human being. But because the alternative is the exact opposite of what I stand for, so I have to make a sacrifice and vote for the lesser evil because my future and the future of my daughter depends on it.
In almost every swing state where the race was close, both Gary Johnson and Jill Stein’s share of the vote would have been enough to sway the election to Hillary Clinton.
In Florida, nearly 204,000 people voted for Johnson, and more than 63,000 voted for Stein. Even if Clinton won just half of those 267,000 voters, that would have been enough for her to overtake Trump’s 132,000-vote win.
In Michigan, Johnson garnered more than 139,000 votes, while Stein got more than 41,000. Stein’s votes alone would’ve been enough for Clinton to overtake Trump in the Wolverine State.
In Wisconsin, nearly 95,000 voters picked Johnson and 27,000 picked Stein. Clinton was losing the state by around 88,000 votes as of press time.
If Clinton had won even one of those states, Trump would not have had a path to victory. And saying Johnson only took away votes from Trump doesn’t seem to hold up.
Trump went on to tweet a statement attributed to Hillary Clinton during the presidential debates that disavowed a recount, decrying the “time and money” that will be spent on this only to achieve the “same result.” (Read More)
i hope you find the words to explain to your poc, lgbtq+ & women friends that you took away their rights and safety for the sake of being alternative and edgy. the minute you voted for anyone else other than hillary clinton, you gave your vote away to bigotry and hate. try pulling your head out of your ass before you go to the polls next time. you and your privilege can fuck right off.
1.) undocumented immigrants cannot vote, accusing 2 million plus who voted are undocumented immigrants has no basis or truths behind it.
2.) by making this ridiculous claim that will make liberals rebuke it, it then also makes the calls for auditing the vote and recount also appear as ridiculous and make democrats look like sore losers and hypocritical.
This is how Donald won and continues to win, everything he says his opponents are doing, he is doing himself.
People that argue “vote third part for your conscience” actually tell us a lot about their morals, because Johnson and Stein are both just as horrible people, it’s just that they don’t have the political or business power that Hillary and Donald have had for decades. Johnsons ideas would literally neuter the working class economically, possibly permanently. Jill is a raging bigot, she just hates people that rads and greens are okay with hating, like trans people or the mentally ill.
You’re not morally superior. In fact, you’re worse. Not only are you being a douche, but thanks to the spoiler effect, you might just fuck us all over with making Trump win.
“Well they should have picked better candidate. It’s not my fault if trump wins!!!!!!1!2!111”
Shut up. Shut. The fuck. Up.
That is some of the most entitled, irresponsible bullshit I’ve ever heard. You’re the damn voter! Your an autonomous person ffs! You know the spoiler effect is a thing that happens, you know trump might actually win, and yet you choose to put us all at risk. Fuck. You.
Dear idiots who wasted your vote on Jill Stein: you voted for an incompetent, self-serving leech who swindled you and stole your votes, and now we’re stuck with the second coming of Hitler. Stein seems to think that some Dems voted to confirm DeVos, but in reality not one single Democrat did. I hope you’re happy with your protest vote.