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Why you shouldn’t vote third party
Regarding Hannah Tomboulides’ column — “I’m voting third party in the presidential election. Don’t tell me I’m wasting my vote” — I completely understand her logic and rationale. And, in a perfect world, our democracy needs multiple political parties that can respond to the diverse issues this nation faces, now and in the future.
I’m a registered Democrat, but I have voted third party several times in the past. Unfortunately, today the United States stands upon a crumbling precipice. A dark abyss yawns before our trembling toes to remind us that we are not living in a “perfect world.”
Should President Donald Trump win reelection this November, I’m pretty confident that his reckless, chaotic and careless behavior will change the political landscape forever.
Remember, along with many other wild claims, this is the man who has complained relentlessly about election fraud and has publicly teased the notion of expanding his term limits, as in President Forever.
His supporters love his idiotic ideas. They especially love chanting.
Ms. Tomboulides’ third-party vote won’t have any impact on Trump, but his reelection will have a fairly substantial impact on her.
If Trump is reelected, by 2021, she won’t be able to find the Libertarian Party, let alone vote for it. But hey, vote your conscience.