I think we are arguing semantics on some of these issues. Rather than continue to go down all the silly rabbit holes you keep digging, let’s address this one quote by you:

If I have two candidates who I believe are terrible (as the majority of Americans believed these two to be), then the lesser evil is clearly the terrible candidate who is held accountable for his/her terribleness.

Just look at your core argument. You believe there is no difference between the candidates. And you believe somehow a pathological liar who doubles down on every lie will somehow be held in check by scrutiny by the media.

You continue to argue for your false equivalency, inspite of all evidence to the contrary. Trump has been sued hundreds of times for all kinds of civil offenses, and paid out millions of dollars in settlements when he is found guilty. Clinton has been investigated countless times for every imaged offense under the sun, but is never found guilty.

There is a difference, you admitted it yourself (71% is a lot more than 29%, but 29% is still far too much…). In your opinion it’s still far too much. Again, all you do is spray the page with your opinion.

Look at the second part of your statement concerning accountability. How has each candidate reacted to pressure from the press or other primary opponents?

Trump simply doubled down on every lie and vile thing he said during the election, until the day it was convenient to change his mind and then deny he had ever said what he said. Exhibit #1: his press conference when he finally admitted Obama was born in the U.S. and simultaneously blames Clinton for starting the birther movement.

Compare that to HRC. Clinton was pressured by Sanders’ campaign and ended up adopting a huge part of his agenda to the Democratic platform.

Trump didn’t change, while Clinton did. Can you not even acknowledge the massive difference between these two types of behavior?

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