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When you only have a single non-transferable vote, it's wasted if you place it on a niche candidate that doesn't get enough votes.

This is a self fulfilling prophecy.

People should vote for third parties more often! The mainstream ones suck!

No way, and "waste" my vote? I'd rather hold my nose and pick someone who has a chance!

(6 months later, when the guy voted in is officially hated)

Man, people should vote for third parties more often, this guy is horrible..

And it's this conversation and line of thinking that ensures that (in the USA), it's the same old crap, day in and day out.

There's a saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results..




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