There was more than one candidate running, so your Putin analogy makes no sense.
Realistically, only one of two candidates had a possiblility of winning. Voting for a third party candidate is useless. The only impact they have is acting as spoilers by sucking votes away from a candidate who actually can win.
No candidate is perfect, so one should always vote for the candidate that either provides the best match for their interests, or is least damaging, otherwise, they risk winding up with the candidate they like least.
Why would you want that?
Last edited by Owain; 12/16/16 05:39 AM.