A perfect example of two logical fallacies; Reductio ad absurdum and the false dilemma.
Burgee Richards
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“ it’s a distinct possibility, if somewhat small, that 3rd parties will pull enough votes to prevent EITHER of the big two from reaching a majority.”

But if it’s clear on election eve that the possibility is practically nil (based on multiple, reliable, independent polls) — then why waste your chance to affect the still-undecided and important choice between the big two?

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