The fundamental concept pf American democracy is that everyone is equal at the ballot box - one man, one woman, one vote. The two-party duopoly that runs this country interprets that phrase somewhat differently from the way it's supposed to be interpreted.
As far as the Republicans and the Democrats are concerned, every American has one vote, but that one vote can only be cast for either one man . . .
. . . or one woman.
At least ten percent of the electorate are having none of that. That's why one out of ten us will either vote for another man . . .
. . . or another woman.
Oh - was there a presidential debate last night?