Let me preach here a bit.
If you are voting not because you stand 100% (or even 90, or even 50%) behind your candidate, but because that candidate is less evil than the other one, you must be stupid. I have been stupid on several such occasions.
That "Lesser Evil" is always much, much closer to the "Utter Evil" that you want to oust than it is or ever will be to you, the voter who wants social and economic justice and peace. When it wins, "Lesser Evil" will make convenient deals with the "Utter Evil"--it has to, that’s the basic rule of democracy--and you will be once again broken.
Some voters (not you) are sincerely interested in waging war or watching while someone wages it on their behalf. They are sincerely interested in watching or participating in the big and cruel game of circulating capital by all means necessary. They are sincerely interested in the destruction of the environment--it's all a part of the outlook that sees life as Extreme Olympics. Those voters must be a majority, and the most popular candidates reflect that. "Utter Evil" and "Lesser Evil" compete for their votes.
A minority of people--like you--are truly interested in the above-mentioned social and economic justice and peace, and in saving what could be saved of the environment. Not only on principle: they--you--are fully capable of grasping and are working for these fine, reasonable, basic-survival causes. A large number of those people are however harboring an illusion that voting for the "Lesser Evil" will "make a difference." "Lesser Evil" can always count on these suckers (demagoguery is a crude art, but it works), and sometimes it wins and the “Utter Evil” gladly takes the passenger seat until the next so-called free elections. (They are free for the Extreme Olympics majority, but they are oppressive, constricting and costly for the rest).
If the minority were not stupid and if it were the majority, this guy Silver Persinger, for example, with his Free Party Platform, would stand a fair chance of winning, while the currently most popular candidates would get a handful of hits on their web sites and be regarded as hopeless outsiders. Silver's Free Party, a party of one right now (I am not its offical propagandist, contrary to what this post might imply), would be one of the most numerous and lively parties around.
If today's minority were the totality of people, there would be no need for political parties or for the state itself.