Let's take an example. Let's say you are undecided between Hillary and Jill Stein, but you despise Trump. It's a close call, but you decide to cast your vote for Stein.

In Michigan, Trump beat Hillary by 279000 votes to 268000 votes, a margin of 11,000 votes. Jill Stein got only 50,000 votes, so she never stood a chance of winning Michigan, but arguably caused Clinton to lose the state.

So if you lived in Michigan, by voting for a candidate with zero chance of winning, you wind up with the candidate you despise rather than a candidate that actually had a chance of winning that you would have liked better.

That demonstrates the folly of voting for third party candidates. Vote for the candidate you like best who actually has a chance of winning, or the candidate you dislike least. Otherwise, you might end up with the candidate who was your LAST choice winning the election.

To the everlasting glory of the infantry...

Owain ab Arawn
KGB Supreme Knight
King's High Council