“American presidential elections are not set up to favor third parties. The first-past-the-post voting methods, in which the winner of the state gets all its electoral votes, make it hard for third parties to get a foothold. (In political science, this is a concept known as Duverger’s Law.)”- New York Times
In the current election, you must consider three things:
1. Hillary Clinton (regardless of how she obtained it) is now the Democratic nominee;
2. Current polls show Stein will garner very few votes (2%); and
3. A write in for Sanders is no match for Trump’s redneck base.
Just look at the polls:
I was a die-hard Sanders supporter because of his progressive domestic views/policies but It is only logical for beleaguered Sanders and Stein supporters to think long and hard before voting. It is a sad truth, but according to the polls, a write in vote for Sanders or a vote for Stein (or simply not voting at all) is essentially a vote for Trump, but if you’re happy with a Trump presidency, march on my disillusioned friends.