- May 5, 2017
Although it doesn't apply to this particular case, in a situation where a voter thinks there are more than 10 valid Hall of Famers on the ballot, I have no problem with casting a vote for the one they think most needs their vote at the cost of the one who least needs it.You are a Hall of Famer or you are not.
There's 10 votes, use them on who you think should be in the Hall of Fame.
This is what gets us players like Willie Mays and Ken Groffey Jr not having 100% of the vote, or very worthy players being left off.
The persuasion part is understandable.
As you said, "You are a Hall of Famer or you are not." What percentage of the vote a candidate receives is irrelevant unless it's a matter of 74% or 75%.