One Person One Vote

One Person One Vote

One Person One Vote

By Marcus Perriello  |  Our Voice Contributor

The most common argument made among the Democratic voters is that, to coin a 2016 phrase, “A vote for Stein is a vote for Trump”, or “A vote for Johnson is a vote for Hillary.”  Let’s test that assertion:

  • Hillary Clinton (D) ✅✅✅✅
  • Donald J. Trump (R) ✅✅✅
  • Gary Johnson (L) ✅✅
  • Dr. Jill Stein (G) ✅

Notice that the check boxes are a total of 10 votes, which means 10 people voted in this election sample.  These check boxes represent the popular vote.  What does this mean?  It means that a vote for Johnson is a vote for Johnson, and a vote for Stein is a vote for Stein.  Those votes could have come from 6 different voting blocks:

  1. Democrat voters
  2. Republican voters
  3. Independent voters
  4. Libertarian voters
  5. Green Party voters
  6. Otherwise traditionally non-voters 

In addition, it doesn’t matter where those votes came from.  They could have come from any combination of the fore-mentioned voting blocks, which makes the initial argument a fallacy.  The only reason Trump won the election was because of the Electoral College, and as fate would have it, the country is vastly behind the abolition of this backwards and hugely outdated system.  If the election were done strictly by popular vote, Hillary Clinton would be President right now.  Now, let’s fast-forward to 2020.  Let’s analyze two different scenarios, with the Democrat candidate being the variable:

  • Joe Biden (D) ✅✅✅
  • Donald J. Trump (R) ✅✅
  • Howie Hawkins (G) ✅✅✅✅✅

Now, the second one:

  • Bernie Sanders (D) ✅✅✅✅✅
  • Donald J. Trump (R) ✅✅✅
  • Howard Schultz (I) ✅
  • Howie Hawkins (G) ✅

The first one defies conventional wisdom as a way of showing what we can do as a nation, and as voters, if we simply put our minds to it.  It’s also a demonstration of how voting third party chips away at the impact and relevance of the power structure as voters look for alternatives that are the most conducive with the court of public opinion.  The second one is a bit more conventional, but it also shows once again that among a sea of 10 votes, one vote for one candidate is not the same as a vote for another.  This argument is just a brainwashing tactic used by the two major party elites designed to trick voters into voting against their best interest.  So just for good measure, let’s do one more analysis.  This one will show what we as voters can do to shatter the conventional wisdom and practice of settling for the lesser of two evils:

  • Kamala Harris (D) ✅
  • Donald J. Trump (R) ✅
  • Howie Hawkins (G) ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅
Take a moment to absorb this analysis and realize what it means.  Back in 2016, Jill Stein talked about “flipping the vote” as a means of winning the election, and the Electoral College in the process.  THIS is what flipping the vote looks like. Please share this like crazy and let it be known that The Establishment does not determine the destiny of our futures and that if we collectively recognize and act on this, we can take control of our own destiny and leave The Establishment goon squad eating our dust.

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