A more logical protest vote, imo would be to just not vote at all.
That’s a delusion if you believe that you aren’t helping Trump by staying home.
Final Vote with you and I voting for Biden:
Biden: 11, Trump: 10. Biden wins.
Final Vote if you and I stay home:
Biden: 9, Trump: 10. Trump wins.
Legally you and I didn’t vote for Trump. And we can tell all our friends with a straight face that we didn’t vote for Trump.
But we still gave Trump a two vote advantage and the win.
So it’s the same thing as if you did vote for him. I think people don’t want to admit that they have “blood on their hands” by staying home. And the idea of voting for the “Other party” is morally repugnant for lifelong one party voters.
That’s why it’s an automatic cliche to tell someone “well then just stay home and not vote.”
It may feel good, but the math doesn’t lie that you tipped the scales in the “Other party’s” favor.
That’s what made the Tea Party so insanely scary: it was against the core of their identity to cast a ballot for a Democrat, even if it was in their long-term interests to do so. And yet they did it in order to vote out a Moderate.
Trump just waived studen loan payments for the next six months and a Republican Senator is introducing a Danish plan legislation to pay laid off workers up to 80% of the National median income. If they are trying to secure Sanders’s supporters votes, they are offering better Progressive deals than what Biden was selling today. Truly sad when the Republicans come across as to the left of Biden.