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    Posted: 20 October 2012 at 6:47am
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Does Ross Perot ring a bell? Probably before your time. Basically voting for the third party, ususally by more moderate Republicans and a few moderate Democrats leads to a Democrat win.
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The governor already has my vote.  I know he won't win, but this is not a betting pool or a horse race, one should always vote with intention rather than probability.
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A fine example of a 'proxy' vote for Obama. Your statement "I know he won't win" is indicative of the mindset of the current third party voter. Will vote third party, hense Democrat by 'proxy' and can safely go into the 'Not my fault, I voted for Johnson' defense in polite conversation.
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It could result in that, but it also sends a message to both the major parties that you are dissatisfied with their performance/positions. If you continue to support garbage parties in elections, nothing is going to change.
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I don't vote for the president, my state sends electors for that, and for the candidate of the same party pretty consistently. I'n anything resembling a swing-state, voting for the lesser of two evils might be a valid idea, but in a solid red or blue state, there's no harm in going 3rd party to show your dissatisfaction. 
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Originally posted by rednekk98 rednekk98 wrote:

I don't vote for the president, my state sends electors for that, and for the candidate of the same party pretty consistently. I'n anything resembling a swing-state, voting for the lesser of two evils might be a valid idea, but in a solid red or blue state, there's no harm in going 3rd party to show your dissatisfaction. 


You're goddamn right, (NY sounding off) and you bet your ass I'm not voting (R) or (D) this year. Not only has neither side done nothing to impress me- they've gone out of their way to disgust me.




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Voting independent isn't throwing your vote away-it sends a message to the losing party. It's been done more than once throughout history.

That said-cutting the military in half is something the American people are not going to support.

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I don't think either Obama or Romney are evils one must decide between -- they've both demonstrated the capabilities to lead and to so successfully as moderates, if moderates slightly on either side of a political line. 
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I went to I side with.com and learned that I agree with Gary Johnson over the other two. Since Texas is safe for Romney, I'll go ahead and throw a vote to Johnson.
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Originally posted by deadeye007 deadeye007 wrote:

I went to I side with.com and learned that I agree with Gary Johnson over the other two. Since Texas is safe for Romney, I'll go ahead and throw a vote to Johnson.

I did the same on a similar site, and found the same result.  With CT so deeply blue, I'll probably throw him a vote as well.
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Oddly enough i voted pro amnesty, pro military intervention, pro big military, pro gay marriage, pro raising the debt ceiling, etc...and yet I'm 92% in line with Gary Johnson. I suddenly doubt the accuracy of that site.
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^^ I went big government and only got 13% Johnson
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Oddly enough i voted pro amnesty, pro military intervention, pro big military, pro gay marriage, pro raising the debt ceiling, etc...and yet I'm 92% in line with Gary Johnson. I suddenly doubt the accuracy of that site.

My results: 

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Still won't vote for Romney. 

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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:


Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Oddly enough i voted pro amnesty, pro military intervention, pro big military, pro gay marriage, pro raising the debt ceiling, etc...and yet I'm 92% in line with Gary Johnson. I suddenly doubt the accuracy of that site.


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I wonder how often these stay up to date with flip flopping.

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