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Effects of a 3rd Party Vote
#1
If the independents would have voted for Romney, it would have been his town...

Something to think about for those who want to vote 3rd party.

From http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/a-t...pt=hp_t2_6:

Quote:The town in the state's northeast corner has opened its polls shortly after midnight each election day since 1960 - but today's tie was the first in its history.

The result was unexpected, said town clerk Dick Erwin. The town has two registered Democrats, three Republicans and five independents.
"Considering the way things are polling around the country, we may have been the first tie of the day," said town clerk Dick Erwin, noting the national polls showing a virtual dead heat in the race. "Keep your eyes on the news reports, because it's going to be a wild ride."

...


Under New Hampshire voting law, a poling place can be closed once all registered voters have officially cast their ballots. With all 10 registered voters on hand, the community had its tally shortly after midnight.
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#2
If you're voting "Present" then you ARE part of the problem.

This election is about one thing : REMOVING OMao and his minions.

Had Gary Johnson won the nomination, I would pull that lever enthusiastically.

But, the only chance is Mitt. I for one have been pleasantly surprised with Mitt.

For one, and in contrast to the OMao, he's a class act.

Not the classless, vindictive, racist, divisive, anti-American that we MUST REMOVE TODAY.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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#3
what effect? 3rd party voters clearly dont matter, remember? wait whats that? The R's are singing a different tune today?

I would argue that there are a large number of registered Ds that will be voting for Gary Johnson today as well. Anyone who votes for freedom can get past party affiliation.
We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. - Patrick Henry

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#4
bucksco;36720 Wrote:what effect? 3rd party voters clearly dont matter, remember? wait whats that? The R's are singing a different tune today?

Nice. To be fair, though, the last time I voted along party lines I was 19.

I would argue that there are a large number of registered Ds that will be voting for Gary Johnson today as well. Anyone who votes for freedom can get past party affiliation.

I agree and hope that peoplr are willing to part from party lines and instead vote the current administration out... and in large numbers.
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#5
rmagill;36743 Wrote:
bucksco;36720 Wrote:what effect? 3rd party voters clearly dont matter, remember? wait whats that? The R's are singing a different tune today?

Nice. To be fair, though, the last time I voted along party lines I was 19.

I would argue that there are a large number of registered Ds that will be voting for Gary Johnson today as well. Anyone who votes for freedom can get past party affiliation.

I agree and hope that peoplr are willing to part from party lines and instead vote the current administration out... and in large numbers.

Only one way to do that, and it's not with your Johnson.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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#6
"A third party Presidential candidate may qualify for some public funds after the general election if he or she receives at least five percent of the popular vote."

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/fecfe...ical_Party

If we ever want to have any effect on the two party system, this is a good way to start. I keep trying to tell people that in the all or none Electoral states that are decidedly "D", such as Cali, NY, NJ, and MD, then you are not "throwing your vote away" as so many claim. You are actually trying to make sure your vote has a real purpose.

Yes, I also believe this to be true in PA. With the shift from rural, to urban areas, and the resulting votes, the areas such as Philly, Pitt, and SWB, will cary this election to O. That's my opinion, and I hope I'm wrong. But I will not be voting for the guy that actually has passed an AWB. Or the incumbent.
ABuck, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#7
This is probably the best reason I have heard to vote 3p. That being said, the last I heard, PA could go either way this time around.

ABuck;36770 Wrote:"A third party Presidential candidate may qualify for some public funds after the general election if he or she receives at least five percent of the popular vote."

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/fecfe...ical_Party

If we ever want to have any effect on the two party system, this is a good way to start. I keep trying to tell people that in the all or none Electoral states that are decidedly "D", such as Cali, NY, NJ, then you are not "throwing your vote away" as so many claim. You are actually trying to make sure your vote has a real purpose.

Yes, I also believe this to be true in PA. With the shift from rural, to urban areas, and the resulting votes, the areas such as Philly, Pitt, and SWB, will cary this election to O. That's my opinion, and I hope I'm wrong. But I will not be voting for the guy that actually has passed an AWB. Or the incumbent.
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#8
rmagill;36773 Wrote:This is probably the best reason I have heard to vote 3p. That being said, the last I heard, PA could go either way this time around.

ABuck;36770 Wrote:"A third party Presidential candidate may qualify for some public funds after the general election if he or she receives at least five percent of the popular vote."

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/fecfe...ical_Party

If we ever want to have any effect on the two party system, this is a good way to start. I keep trying to tell people that in the all or none Electoral states that are decidedly "D", such as Cali, NY, NJ, then you are not "throwing your vote away" as so many claim. You are actually trying to make sure your vote has a real purpose.

Yes, I also believe this to be true in PA. With the shift from rural, to urban areas, and the resulting votes, the areas such as Philly, Pitt, and SWB, will cary this election to O. That's my opinion, and I hope I'm wrong. But I will not be voting for the guy that actually has passed an AWB. Or the incumbent.

Not in this election.....this election is crucial to stop the Obleeding.
Hey lets get like Europe and have a dozen parties.....that works right?
Voting present may make yas feel good, but in this day, in this age....it's a waste.

I don't think Public funds, read our money, should be given to ANY Political party.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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#9
Pocketprotector;36683 Wrote:If you're voting "Present" then you ARE part of the problem.

This election is about one thing : REMOVING OMao and his minions.

Had Gary Johnson won the nomination, I would pull that lever enthusiastically.

But, the only chance is Mitt. I for one have been pleasantly surprised with Mitt.

For one, and in contrast to the OMao, he's a class act.

Not the classless, vindictive, racist, divisive, anti-American that we MUST REMOVE TODAY.

Uh, Gary Johnson DID win the nomination. Which is why he's on the ballot.
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#10
bucksco;36720 Wrote:what effect? 3rd party voters clearly dont matter, remember? wait whats that? The R's are singing a different tune today?

I would argue that there are a large number of registered Ds that will be voting for Gary Johnson today as well. Anyone who votes for freedom can get past party affiliation.

Heh.

I would argue that the words "large numbers" are very, very subjective.

What, like five hundred? Ten thousand? One hundred thousand? One MILLION?

[Image: dr-evil-one-billion-dollars2.jpeg]


I hadn't even heard of him until about a week ago. Huh
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