Originally Posted by hippie_hunter
Your entire premise is based on people being completely irrational. People can be stupid, misinformed, or just flat out ignorant, but most are not irrational.
No my entire premise is saying many people vote a 3rd party candidate as a protest because they don't like the 2 party system and sometimes it's just a case they feel so strongly about 1 issue that they will back a candidate on the basis of that.
As I said above chances are people who voted Sarvis would have voted a different 3rd party guy or not voted all if he wasn't one the ballot, so getting 73% of his vote would be much harder then it seems when you figure a few of them would also jump over to the Demcorat side.