No, a Vote for a Third Party (or Abstaining from Voting) Is not the Same as a Vote for Hillary

Not a “reformer”, but this man’s thinking is basically what we have been saying. We are looking to do a write in of Ted Cruz if he signs the write in paperwork. If he does not, then I guess it will be 3rd party for us.

The Reformed Layman

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Now that it has become clear that the Republican candidate will be Donald Trump and that the Democrat candidate will be Hillary Clinton, the accusations have already begun against all who have said they will not vote for either candidate.  “A vote for a third party or refraining from voting altogether is the same as a vote for Hillary”, or “if you vote third party we have you to thank for Hillary becoming president”.  I intend to give several reasons why this is false  and why there is no need to give in to the guilt trip.

The first and most obvious reason is that a vote for Hillary is a vote for Hillary whereas not voting for her is one less vote than she would receive if you did vote for her.  While this is painfully obvious, those who make such accusations seem to not get this.  My first…

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We are a couple who loves the Creator...the G-d of the bible...Elohei Avraham, Yitzchak b'Ya'akov, who expresses Himself in many ways, including: Abba/Daddy/Father, Yeshua/Jesus/Son and Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.
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