After many elections, generally, the people/party that loses looks at voting patterns. Sometimes it is a wakeup call to them that their constituents are dissatisfied with their message, their work, their platform.
It is not my place to ridicule someone else for voting independent, or libertarian. I am proud to live in the United States of America, where I can freely cast AND DISCUSS who I am voting for,
versus where I come from, where voting can mean being told who to vote for, or being shot/killed for voting for the wrong person.
America. I love this place.