by Thomas R. Eddlem
The oldest trick in the book used by the Uniparty (Republicans and Democrats) and its captive media lickspittles is that “you’re wasting your vote” on a third party in an election, particularly when casting a vote in the high-stakes presidential election. The idea behind this bogus argument is that a vote for a third-party candidate who has no chance of winning the election precludes a person from making a difference with their vote.
This captive media argument falsely presumes there’s a meaningful long-term difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, or Joe Biden and Donald Trump in a presidential election…
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Thomas R. Eddlem is the treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts and a freelance writer published in more than 20 periodicals and websites, including The Libertarian Institute, The Future of Freedom Foundation, LewRockwell.com, and FEE.org. Lately, he most often writes for the Libertarian Institute and right here at the blog of the Massachusetts Libertarian Party.