What a political activist who can never find fault with themself does when their non commital candidate loses in an election.
Usually they belong to one of the major parties and achieve their conviction using an independently accumulated vote total of one of the third party candidate(s )in the race and indiscriminately add it to their candidate.
Republicans used it when Clinton beat Bush 41 and Ross Perot votes brought the winning percentage down to below fifty percent of the vote.The recent Texas governor's election gave the incumbent thirty eight per cent of the winning vote while two independent candidates split the vote to give the democrat chris bell 30 percent.Activists in this race tended to "naderize" Kinky Friedman but the other independent garnered more votes than him.
bringing a third candidate into a political race who has a less than a zero chance of winning, but for delusional reasons of "principal" this candidate joins the race and the result is the delusional candidate filters enough "statement" votes from the frontrunner to give the expected runner-up the victory.
Our best shot at winning this election is to Naderize a kook into joining the race to take votes away from our opponent.