How Not to Waste your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis →
During this especially contested election, a lot of people are talking about people “wasting” or “throwing away” votes. However, many people who say this do not have a complete grasp of the full mathematical picture – or worse, they are only mentioning the part that supports their position.
Math was always my favorite subject in school. It actually disappointed me that I didn't have to take any math classes for my theology/philosophy degree. And this article demonstrates why math is so important — it can reveal flaws in our logic we often miss. Like the flawed idea that by voting third party you're wasting your vote. Or that you should vote "against" a candidate you don't like.
I highly encourage you to read it, and read it to the end. It has some cool math, first off. But it also has a really good message.
You shouldn't be using your vote to win anything, because your vote doesn't statistically make much of a difference.
But as a statement? As a message to the world that this is the candidate you believe in? Then, your vote can matter.
You can read the whole article here.