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@Patterico @justinamash Sure. Because Trump voters are a cult. We saw this in 2016 and since. They are an immovable, non-poachable bloc. Amash gives voters who might have faced a binary choice a way of protesting while letting Trump slide. This is what happened in 2016, as well. /1
@Patterico @justinamash Every vote that isn't thrown on the Dem pile is functionally a vote lost to Biden; Trump's voters aren't going anywhere. So this is just a steam valve that relieves pressure on voters who might not like Trump, but want to say they "can't vote for a Dem." /2
@Patterico @justinamash More narrowly, it hurts Biden in places he needs to recapture. Amash will cost Biden votes in Michigan. That's 16 EVs right there. Maybe in PA, WI - don't know. But there is no scenario in which this hurts Trump more than Biden, imo. /3x
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