So, as a new independent voter (I had voted pretty much straight down the line republican prior to 2016), I have developed a new voting strategy that I began using this year. I plan to use this strategy going forward.
In a presidential year - I will vote for the most conservative candidate in the presidential race (in 2016, that meant voting 3rd party).
For Senate & House - I will look at who is president or who is likely to become president, and vote for the major opposition party candidate in order to place a check on the executive branch.
At the governor’s level and below - for the duration of Trump’s term, anyone who strongly supports or is endorsed by Trump is automatically disqualified from my vote. Outside of that, I will look for the most conservative candidate.
So there it is in a nutshell - my voting strategy going forward. What voting strategies does everyone else have?