"The formula divides the difference between the two parties’ “wasted votes” — votes beyond those needed by a winning side, and votes cast by a losing side — by the total number of votes cast. When both parties waste the same number of votes, the result is zero — an ideal solution."
Jon Stewart asserts, and I agree with this fact if not the
interpretation, that it is wrong to treat all Trump supporters as racists
or as all being the same in any other way. (I disagree in that I think that
they all, by definition, are fine with allowing racists to run roughshod
over the landscape.)
He also reminds us, and here I agree, that we are at yet another battle
on the road to a decent society that embraces diversity and the future.
This situation is like the one faced in the sixties by the Freedom Riders
against the KKK and others. It is not time for the next fight.
I draw from this interview the reminder that this is not a time for
despair. It is a time for resistance. It is a time for all decent people to
marshall their resources. Donate to Planned Parenthood, subscribe to good
newspapers, give Trump supporters no peace. Hit the streets.
I dream of a culture of continuous street protest. Every city in the
country should be spending fortunes dealing with people on the street
saying, "Clean air. Fight corporations. No wall. We love our immigrant
brothers and sisters." Donald Trump should never open his mouth without a
million people shouting back.