First, if you vote for candidate X because some idiot tells you that candidate Y stands no chance of winning, you successfully managed to find about the only way you can legitimately “waste” a vote, you succumbed to a base logical fallacy, and you completely missed the point of voting to begin with. The idiot who convinced you of this, however, is orders of magnitude more idiotic.
Second, I received a thousand of the left and 840 of the right today:
Big thanks to Ammoman for getting them here on Election Day; it seems strangely appropriate.
Finally, I have a bottle of unoaked chardonnay waiting for me in the refrigerator. I do believe it is time to crack it.