Lawyering you does have the same effect technically but in reality it doesn't. As always there is a limited number of mafia so the goal is to make sure a mafia member doesn't get exposed. Therefore the more beneficial play is to use the lawyer on the mafia player to clear them.
The investigate doesn't clear anyone whenever we turn up the same way and we know that there's a lawyer in play. It's either you or me. There's no way to tell who was lawyered and who wasn't.
You intentionally don't quote the second part of that paragraph where I acknowledge that and explain why it is still more likely I would have lawyered myself if I was evil. Good players don't do that.
In the words of Brett Hungar, fallen hero and defender of the townspeople, "I like how your reason for suspecting Hammy is mutually inconsistent with your reason for suspecting me. Yet somehow, you end up with a world where we should both receive the attention of the lynching mob." Cashley knew Hammy was being investigated N2 (which explains the lawyer), he encouraged me to redirect Hammy, he's advocated for the lynch of townspeople, and more than likely faked a PM conversation.
He's the hand behind the puppet strings, and you have the scissors, fellow townfolk.
All pompous language aside, here's my final reasons why you should vote for Cashley: I'm putting my life on the line. I claimed a redirect--if I were evil there's no way I'd want to admit to be the person who screwed up Hammy's plan. I would have known n8's power (I didn't as of a few posts ago). I wouldn't risk my life (one of, what, two/three mafias left?) just to get Cashley lynched. But that's exactly what I'm doing.
We've talked about the fake conversation and you know full well that me faking it makes no sense you didn't even address my latest response to that in thread so using it as an argument is disingenuous at best.
I was more suspicious in thread of Brett than Hammy mostly because of the denial of the fake conversation but in the words of fallen hero Hammy Folkert lynching him yielded more info especially with Brett's power claim.
We all knew Hammy was going to be investigated. An investigate publicly posted in thread that he wanted Hammy investigated and he acting sketchy as bleep so it didn't take a rocket scientist or even a village to figure out that Hammy was a good lawyer target. N8 would have been too except for his rpm said he came up evil on investigates the first two nights.
You didn't admit to it we figured it out on our own lol. You had no choice at that point because you were claiming a redirect. And we're just supposed to believe you didn't know n8's power ehhhh no proof there feels like you are stretching. And right you wouldn't except that if you didn't I was going to get you lynched.
Sharky argues that I wasn't a lynch target. If that is true all his reasoning about mafia not sticking their necks out rings true for me as well and his own logic works against him. But actually I was a lynch target if you go read the thread so he is ignoring that in an attempt to bolster his argument.