I live in a place where Hilary Clinton will win our electoral collage vote easily.
Try the argument again without the “a vote for X is a vote for Trump.” It’s really narrow and not true for a lot of people who live outside of contested electoral battlegrounds.
Without the premise of any vote not for Clinton being FOR Trump, most of what you’re saying is meaningless and mean spirited.
There’s more to be said about giving a candidate false mandates, or about how admitting defeat in the face of opposition are also grave mistakes to make but I have a feeling you aren’t open to hearing that right now. Maybe in an election or two you’ll see that winning, bolstered by fear, is ALSO not the best and maybe we do have to accept it, but to do so with wide open eyes…