Is it morally wrong to cast a protest vote? | The Tylt
Is it morally wrong to cast a protest vote?
Charles M. Blow is not having it. He and other liberals argue that only one of the two major party candidates will be president, and a protest vote is just a vote for Donald Trump.
Furthermore, many argue that the third-party candidates are simply not qualified for the job. The Green Party's Jill Stein has never held elected office, and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has disgraced himself with his lack of knowledge about world affairs—which he cavalierly describes in this video as "having an Aleppo moment."
But others say the outcry over protest votes is just more of the mainstream political powers-that-be trying to frighten voters into sticking with the status quo. Third-party supporters argue that there's no way to break the two-party system without supporting outsider candidates.