Conor Lamb beat Rick Saccone by just ~625 votes out of more than 228,000 ballots cast.
Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller got 1,379 votes. Had half of them voted for Saccone, he would have won.
Hate it all you want. Scream, shout, cry us a river at the unfairness of it all. You might as well demand to hold the heavens in your hands. 2/16
The GOP attacks the voting access & organizing power of Dem constituencies on every available front 24/7... because MATH.
Binary? Yes. 1, +1, +1. +1...
This is called the "spoiler effect." 4/16
This MATH-BASED concept of elections is similar, and related to, "the Overton window." 5/16
Instead, Trump TV says that Lamb won because he ran to the right, and Saccone did not go far right *enough.*
See how that works? 6/16
He calls it "special warfare," but it's really just the applied MATH of our elections system. 7/16
Watch, it will happen again after Donald Trump. Steve Bannon is doing the math and making plans. 8/16
Within our system of elections, the legislative majority *is a coalition party.*
In multiparty systems, the legislative majority is a *coalition of parties.*
They work out in similar ways. 9/16
Our system allows small, extremist groups to affect a legislative majority. 10/16
The Kochs leverage this universal weakness in our western democracy to reduce its democratic character.
West Bank settlers are empowered by the universal weakness in Israel's western democracy. 11/16
Yet the GOP will never hold banks responsible, so you need a Dem majority in both houses. 12/16
See how that works? See who benefits most? 13/16
Trump is letting Russia attack the 2018 election to avoid accountability.
The Kochs attack elections all the time to avoid accountability in the form of taxes. 14/16
Disappointed voters stay home, or are susceptible to voting for a third party.
Either way, the status quo wins.
Want change? You need a working majority. 15/16
When you see that meme again 30 times in October, question the source and their purpose in sharing it.
Don't vote third party.
Be +1 for change.