There is no straw that will break the camel’s back.

This election is not over.

On Friday afternoon, the Washington Post broke the news that Donald Trump had been caught on tape bragging, in vulgar terms, about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women. In the past two days, we’ve seen non-stop, wall-to-wall media coverage of the scandal. Republican leaders have condemned Mr. Trump’s comments and many have called his apology insufficient. Dozens of Republican elected officials and political influencers have pulled their endorsements of the GOP nominee and called for him to drop out of the race. Political pundits are suggesting that Donald Trump has no possibility of winning in November — that this scandal is the straw that will finally break the camel’s back.

The election is still not over. There is no straw that will break the camel’s back.

Late Friday night, Mr. Trump posted a short video statement in which he apologized (“I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize”) for his crude remarks, while also arguing that the scandal was “a distraction from the issues we are facing today.” He also attacked Hillary Clinton. In his apology video… he attacked his opponent in his apology video. He later tweeted (IN ALL CAPS — so you know he is serious) that he will never drop out of the race. On Sunday night, Mr. Trump will participate in a Presidential debate that will be watched by tens of millions of people. And his name is on ballot in all 50 states.

Again, the election is still not over. There is no straw that will break the camel’s back.

Donald Trump has made numerous racist and sexist comments throughout this campaign. He has mocked people living with disabilities. He has attacked immigrants and refugees. He has lied time and time again about his actions and beliefs. He has failed to demonstrate even a basic understanding of some of the most important issues facing the nation and the world. While all that was happening right in front of our eyes, Mr. Trump captured the GOP nomination for President. He earned the endorsements of highly influential GOP elected officials and leaders from across the country. And, most importantly, he maintains a reasonable baseline of support among likely voters according to a wide variety of public polling.

Again, the election is still not over. There is no straw that will break the camel’s back.

There are millions of people who support Donald Trump — and they will never change their mind (or if they do, they won’t admit it — not to a pollster, not to the media, perhaps not even to their friends and family members). Those supporters helped him to win the nomination. Those supporters provide fuel for his campaign through financial contributions, large and small. Those supporters defend his comments and actions in media interviews and social media, and around their dinner table and water cooler — even when presented with overwhelming evidence that they are on the wrong side of this debate. Attacking people and their beliefs will not motivate them to change course. Rational arguments will not penetrate their thinking.

The people who actively and publicly support Donald Trump are going to support Donald Trump. Accept it. Like everyone else who is eligible and registered to vote in this country, the people who support Donald Trump will have an opportunity to walk into a voting booth on November 8th and cast a ballot. And those votes will count. The only way to defeat Donald Trump is to make sure that the people who do not support his candidacy, endorse his views, defend his actions or accept his shortcomings are outnumbered at the polls.

This election is not over. There is no straw that will break the camel’s back. The only option is to vote, and to make sure everyone else votes too. Focus on that.