Which Politician Do You Side With?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sleeve_meet_Heart, Oct 4, 2012.


Which Candidate did you side with?

Poll closed Nov 13, 2012.
  1. Obama

    4 vote(s)
  2. Romney

    9 vote(s)
  3. Jill Stein

    1 vote(s)
  4. Gary Johnson

    0 vote(s)
  5. Rocky Anderson

    0 vote(s)
  6. Tie

    0 vote(s)
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    None of the above.
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I'm with Upstate on this one.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    But, you don't vote!!
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    If I don't vote wouldn't that mean I choose "none of the above?"
  6. 959Nanook

    959Nanook Member

    Not necessarily... some people choose none of the above by writing in their preference. It seems less passive than not voting to me.
  7. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I wouldn't vote for any of the above, but the point was for people to take the quiz I linked. :)
  8. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    No surprise here.

  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Not all states honor all write ins. For example.

    And in the case of "None of the above" choice, some really thoughtful republicans are suing in Nevada to have this option stripped from the Nevada ballot. So much for the myth of the GOP being about limited gov't.

    A real knee slapper in this case is that in one court hearing, the plaintiff (the GOPers) argued that voting "None of the Above" is disenfranchising the voter's voting rights on the grounds that their candidate can never win. They actually made that argument in court even to my surprise but it gave me a good laugh.

    I talked to my own local election officials and asked how would a completely blank ballot be treated after being turned in? Do they at least record these type ballots in some category for demographics comparison since they don't post these with total election results to the public? The local official to my appreciation was both helpful and brutally honest when she told me that, "No, these type ballots aren't counted in any manner and treated no different in the end than office trash and disposed of accordingly. It would be no different had you wrote in Donald Duck for President, Mickey Mouse for Congressman and Pluto for Senator!"

    So in my state writing down "none of the above" is the same if I took the ballot myself, walked over to the trash can and deposited it and walked out. And doing so on election day could be understood as a means of disruption at a polling place by polling officials and I could be arrested and possibly charged with a felony. I was warned by the election official about that idea.

    But not going to the polls at all does get recorded in demographic categories and therefore a record to some extent does exist. As I see it, it's the only way that a "none of the above" vote ends up getting counted at some level in my case.

    Besides, in a non-voluntary society, voting is a form of violence as well because the winners control the gun to force the losers into involuntary compliance to which the winners benefit. It's a form of socialized theft to be honest.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    wkmac is still trying to decide between Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    To nobody's surprise, these are my results:
    2012 Candidate Agreement.jpg
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Is Canada a constitutional monarchy system, correct? No offense Klein, I am all set! Not that what "we have" is anything to write home about. ;)