By Moroni Channel Research
Salt Lake City Utah, USA
There is a popular quote about voting for the lesser to evils that circulates in the LDS Community. It is often used to justify ​or bash other people for their political preferences. The phantom quote which circulates the Mormon Community states that:

​”If you vote for the lesser of two evils you are still voting for evil and you will be judged for it. You should always vote for the best possible candidate, whether they have a chance of winning or not, and then, even if the worst possible candidate wins, the Lord will bless our country more because more people were willing to stand up for what is right.”

According to a research by LDSLiving, which is owned by Deseret News. The quote has, ​no official documents, evidence, talks, speeches, or text to show that President Ezra Taft Benson actually said it.

While the quote teaches valuable lessons about using our agency, “we should not take every word they say as scripture,” but instead “we should take care with the words of the prophets and never put any words or ideas in their mouths.​”

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