A. Barton Hinkle on Whose Votes Are Really Being Wasted


Many people do not want to vote for someone who cannot win. A vote for a third-party candidate, they think, is a wasted vote. Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson disagrees. "A wasted vote," he says, "is a vote for someone you don't believe in." By that standard, writes A. Barton Hinkle, millions of Republicans and Democrats will be throwing their votes away on Nov. 6. Johnson voters—what few there are—will not