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Forum Post: A question to the 'least worst" voters: Do you favor third party voting in "safe" states?

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 2, 2012, 12:32 p.m. EST by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM
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Because of the electoral college system, only a few swing states are up for grabs. http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

Would you agree, for example, that it wouldn't make much sense to vote for Obama in Utah?

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[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Sure. I've done that. Nader in 2000 in ny. It could show where peoples preferences lie. I would say progressive 3rd party parties would get the most votes compared to theright wing parties.

[-] 2 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

I live in NY which is "safe" for Obama. I'm still voting for him because I am pretty sure that if he wins the electoral vote but not the popular vote the fascists are going to raise hell. I want the defeat of the Koch brothers, the Tea Party, Sheldon Adelson and the Mormon racist cult to be complete thorough and beyond argument legally and morally. I want their efforts to disenfranchise the poor, the students, the minorities to blow up in their ugly faces. Note I am talking about the defeat of fascists. I don't have any illusion that Obama is our friend or that his re election will of itself do anything for the 99 percent. What is needed is a strong militant movement in the streets, workplaces and schools regardless of the outcome of the vote, which can be rigged without too much trouble. I do feel that a fascist electoral victory will come with a very bad momentum. I'd like to stop that.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I agree with 99% of your comment.

Solidarity

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

I'm a bit curious about the one percent disagreement but thanks.

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I think Obama might be our friend. Please don't yell at me.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Anything is possible. It could be true though it hardly matters. No yelling. That was easy, right?

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Yes sir. Thx

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing your perspective. It sounds like you want to make sure Obama wins both the electoral and the popular vote. The popular vote does look like it will be closer.

I agree, that we need a strong movement regardless of the outcome of the vote.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

If we look at Mexico (the news on today's website) we see that the electoral process, even if it's corrupt does impact the movement of the 99 percent. I don't think it should be ignored, and that's not the same thing as endorsing it or any candidate.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

I agree.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Thanks.

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[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

How is the video related to the issue of 3rd party voting in safe states? It's kind of long so maybe you could give us a synopsis.

[-] -1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Many of us feel it wouldn't make sense to vote for Obama in any state.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

but Romney is ok? You didn't mention the 1% plutocrat in the race. You support him?

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

I'm with you, but I think it is worthwhile to try to understand each other's perspectives and see if we can find some common ground.