The Sneaky Reason Progressives and Leftists Should Vote for Biden

Michael Francis
4 min readOct 25, 2020
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I’m what is considered a ‘radical leftist’ in American discourse. I am called that, so far as I can see, because I dare suggest that any system or idea has both aspects worthy of merit and of critique. While that sounds reasonable, once you expand this logic to include socialism and the dreaded communism, many stop listening.

And that’s fine. By limiting the scope of ideas they are exposing themselves to, they are only doing themselves a disservice.

I say that only to put space between myself and the average American liberal; I have floated this idea in many leftist corners of the internet, only to be ridiculed as an ignorant liberal happy with the status quo.

And that’s fine too — I know nothing could be further from the truth.

But I think the best way forward for leftists and progressives alike is to ensure Biden wins through swing state voting.

Swing states in gold, and light blue/red. (

Now, if you do not live in a swing state, your vote for president will effectively not change the outcome; it basically does not count. California is going Blue, Alabama is going Red, and your vote isn’t going to chance…