Often on the campaign trail, I’ve overheard someone who just read our literature say, “What the heck is a Tweevil?!”

Odds are, you’re one of those people.  Allow me to explain, because a Google search will most likely give you a pair of antagonists from a ridiculous children’s show — though I also advocate for stopping them, too.

We’ve all heard the adage, “Voting for the lesser of two evils,” brought about by the barrier to democracy known as the “Spoiler Effect,” or the idea that voting for a third-party candidate somehow “steals” votes from the Democrat or Republican you would have voted for otherwise.  In San Francisco, this would lead voters to avoid independent candidates like myself in fear that doing so would somehow cause Nancy Pelosi to lose to a Republican.

While this would be a somewhat valid concern anywhere else, I would like to let it be known that mathematically – judging from voter registration and electoral results over the past few elections – the Spoiler Effect will not affect this election. In order for me to receive enough votes to ‘spoil’ the election for Rep. Pelosi, I would have already won.

Put simply: If you like your Congresswoman, you can keep her. However, if you want to send bold and fresh new leadership to Washington, you can do so without fear of ‘wasting’ your vote.

But always remember: no candidate ever “steals” votes from others. If a voter decides to cast their support to a candidate, the vote belongs to them. The only way to ever “waste” your vote is to not vote your conscience. When you choose the “lesser of two evils” (Tweevils), you are still voting for evil. When you vote for evil year after year, you only give it more power.

Stop the Tweevils.  Vote Thorsson.