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  • Gene Amondson - Prohibition Party

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chuck Baldwin - Constitution Party

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bob Barr - Libertarian Party

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • Róger Calero - Socialist Workers Party

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gloria La Riva - Socialism & Liberation Party

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • John McCain - Republican Party

    Votes: 78 56.9%
  • Cynthia McKinney - Green Party

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brian Moore - Socialist Party

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Ralph Nader - Independent Party

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Barack Obama - Democratic Party

    Votes: 31 22.6%
  • Ron Paul - Independent

    Votes: 20 14.6%
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FYI: I know Ron Paul isn't running, but when I ran this poll over at AdvRider.com, there was enough interest to add him to the list.
 

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Where's the None of the Above option? :eek:

Besides, I thought we were all voting for Shealey. Why can't Air Force 1 have only two wheels. :D
 

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c00k1e said:
Which one if Griff then? I want to vote for Griff!!!
I didn't want to skew the vote in a landslide for Grif. :histerica

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Where's the None of the Above option? :eek:
You do have the option of writing someone in. And Grif doesn't count.
 

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I thought Dave Dragon was running. Where is his button? I want to push his button. (Should I have said that?) :eek:
 

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If you only get to vote for your local rep as opposed to the actual person you want as pres - how do you get one of those others in? Or are they all running local reps?
Will it ever happen that you get someone other than republican or democrate?
 

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I would like to see a poll asking who would you vote for if you didn't care about the consequences of your vote. I am afraid that if I voted for the candidate that most closely reflects my political feelings that I could be inadvertently helping to elect someone that I strongly oppose. In the end, I am again forced to choose the lesser of two evils.
 

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Interesting to look at the websites of some of the lesser known candidates. I had no idea so many people actually were running for office :eek2:
 

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Interesting to look at the websites of some of the lesser known candidates. I had no idea so many people actually were running for office :eek2:
Now I'm confused :confused:
Your map clearly shows the green party as having 1 state. Yet the chart shows that Cynthia McKinney has no votes :confused:
Is this one of them electric college things we hear so much about :histerica
 

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I would like to see a poll asking who would you vote for if you didn't care about the consequences of your vote. I am afraid that if I voted for the candidate that most closely reflects my political feelings that I could be inadvertently helping to elect someone that I strongly oppose. In the end, I am again forced to choose the lesser of two evils.
This won't be the first time I hold my nose, and make a selection...
 

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meese said:
Where's the None of the Above option? :eek:
I'm voting for none of the above as well.
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Besides, I thought we were all voting for Shealey.
I certainly wouldn't wish that job upon David.
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Why can't Air Force 1 have only two wheels. :D
Admiral Arthur for president!
 

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If you only get to vote for your local rep as opposed to the actual person you want as pres - how do you get one of those others in? Or are they all running local reps?
Will it ever happen that you get someone other than republican or democrate?
Read this. It will explain the system enough to confuse you.

With all the money behind the democrat and republican parties, it would be very difficult to have a independent or third party candidate win a presidential election. Independent candidates have won some local elections and state Governorships. I think the closest we have come to electing an independent is the election of 1992 when Ross Perot had some early momentum, but sputtered late in the cycle. At one point in mid-summer, Perot led the polls with 39% (versus 31% for Bush and 25% for Clinton). In the election he received 18.9% of the popular vote (but no electoral college votes).

We may have a successful independent candidate again, but he or she will probably need to spend some of their personal fortune as Perot did, in order to get any attention.
 

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Rather than a non-vote, wouldn't it be better to cast a vote in protest for one of the non-mainstream candidates? Or write-in your preferred candidate. I think the news of a write-in candidate or a Cynthia McKinney getting an "unusual" number of votes would be very telling.
 

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Rather than a non-vote, wouldn't it be better to cast a vote in protest for one of the non-mainstream candidates? Or write-in your preferred candidate. I think the news of a write-in candidate or a Cynthia McKinney getting an "unusual" number of votes would be very telling.
I agree, but what I really want is a do-over with a whole new cast of characters.
 

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BTW, I wanted to remind our friends from other nations, go ahead an participate. This is a simulation of if BMWLT.com were the US voting public, not just the US members of BMWLT.com.
 

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eljeffe said:
Rather than a non-vote, wouldn't it be better to cast a vote in protest for one of the non-mainstream candidates? Or write-in your preferred candidate. I think the news of a write-in candidate or a Cynthia McKinney getting an "unusual" number of votes would be very telling.
Being from a state where Cynthia McKinney was elected to the House of Representatives, I wouldn't touch her with a hundred foot pole that I owned or anyone else's for that matter.

And Bob Barr ran as and was elected as a Republican for one term out of Georgia. Another candidate that I wouldn't touch with a hundred foot pole. The only reason he's running as a Libertarian, is it's the only place he can get on the ticket.
 

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Since none of the above was listed, I had to go with who I figure will do the least amount of harm and that would be Mccain.

Sort of like the cream of the crap!
 
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