Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Tactical voting

The electoral college system does have one tiny, redeeming feature: it's kinda freeing in a few cases.

Washington is not a remotely contested state for the Presidential election, so I spent my vote on Johnson. My vote is worth 0 if it goes to a major party candidate. To a third party candidate, it still counts as part of the 5% popular vote threshold for Federal funding; a vote going to a candidate who can actually win is simply wasted.

The electoral college voting system is terrible and idiotic, but I might as well exploit it while we've got it.

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