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    in America would be Shock Top Belgian White.

    There is not the slightest statistical chance that Obama will carry Texas or that Romney will carry California. Given the realities of the electoral college, a vote for the minority candidate in states like these has no effect at all.

    There are many reforms that could be considered from abolition of the electoral college to instant runoff elections to proportional allocation of electoral votes in each state. Still, we have to play the hand we are dealt in this election.

    So, I repeat, what would have been the problem with my voting for Jill Stein instead of Obama?

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