I'm not sure if Obama wants to throw it exactly, but they do prefer a close race as a way of motivating people to get out and vote. It also makes people less likely to vote third party.
If one candidate wins too great a victory there might be a slim chance of the
victor actually enacting policies that would be in the interests of the public.
I haven't seen the debate, was the war on drugs or MJ legalization mentioned at all??
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