in the 2000 election, I voted for a third party candidate, Ralph Nader, because I was not satisfied with either of the two major party candidates. My vote in California did not make a difference in the results, but similar votes in some states may have changed the results. My point is that in the 2016 election, voting for a third party candidate could throw the election into the House of Representatives where the GOP could elect anyone, ANYONE, even Sarah Palin. Please think about that for a moment. If we are to change the direction of the country, we must first change the direction of one or both major parties. Voting for a third party candidate is not likely to produce the results progressives want.