danrjones wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:54 pm
I'm in CA so it really doesn't matter what I do while we are under the EC system as is. Last time the choice was between a crooked politician and a dishonest businessman. I chose a third party. Not sure what I will do this time but I certainly will not be voting for Trump.
Like you, as a Californian I know my vote's irrelevant to the outcome, and whoever's the Dem. candidate will get 55 electoral votes, so I've been voting for this or that third party candidate for years, just to keep something other than Rep./Dem. on the ballot.
I mean, the last time a Rep. won ANY statewide ballot was 2006, when the Governator won a full term, and he was a liberal Rep.
The last time a Republican presidential candidate won the state was 1988. While I could easily name both party's candidates for every other presidential election from 1948 on, I finally had to look up who Bush beat, he was so forgettable (it was Tank Boy/Alfred E. Neuman).
In 2016, Hillary had the highest unfavorable ratings of any Dem. candidate in living memory, yet stiil beat the Dumpster here 8,753,788 - 4,483,810.
As The Ronald (as in McDonald) has hardly made himself more popular here in the interim, once again I can vote for whoever the hell I want and know it will make absolutely no difference. This time though, I'm torn. I'd hate be the person to ruin even the possibility, no matter how extremely improbable, of a 14 or 15 million to 0 result. What to do, what to do. . .