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Please rethink your position

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Submitted by Kal Silverberg (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 18:54

Dear Mr. Pipes,

While I understand and agree with your dislike of Mr. Trump, the reason the electorate is in this position is that the anti-Trump vote was split 16 ways. Voting for anyone but Hillary and Mr. Trump may very well lead to the same result, giving Mr. Trump a plurality in enough states so that he will win in the Electoral College. Therefore, I implore you, please rethink your position about voting for anyone but Hillary and Trump, and while holding your nose, vote for Hillary.

Thank you.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I wish you were right about the 16 other candidates, but when the field was cleared, Trump still won a substantial plurality of the votes.

As for Hillary Clinton: No, I cannot vote for her.

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