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Old 10-05-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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Would you vote " None of the Above " if it was available this November??


If this "option " was available on the ballot this November; would the voters in the United States choose to re do the election with different candidates??

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/09/...ballot-option/
 
Old 10-05-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
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Yes, but since that is not an option I just choose to forgo the entire thing and stay home.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 05:29 PM   #3
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No, because I am quite happy to vote for Gary Johnson.

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:02 PM   #4
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That is a great idea. NOTA!
 
Old 10-05-2016, 06:12 PM   #5
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It worked for Brewster.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 06:25 PM   #6
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Obviously, such a move would be a "throw-away vote."

Nope, I'll show up, and I'll vote for one of the four, and it won't be either one of the two who have spent billions of obnoxious dollars being completely obnoxious on public TV.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 08:33 PM   #7
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My Daddy taught me that voting is not a right; it's a duty.

Two thoughts:

1. Not voting is a vote, perversely, mayhap, but still a vote to abdicate your responsibility to care about your neighbors, your community, and your polity.

An election at whatever level of government is not about you.

2. Vote in the real world, because that's the world where we live--not in a fantasy world where perfection is likely or even attainable.

If you choose to vote for someone who doesn't have a chance of winning, you are choosing option #1, but just dressing it up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes to make it seem more presentable.

Just my two cents.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 09:16 PM   #8
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this year the options are
way far right
or
crazy far right

why bother at all
 
Old 10-05-2016, 09:38 PM   #9
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Many places have an option to only vote for line by line.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 09:49 PM   #10
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Short answer is "Yes".

I already do abstain, because you can always vote, and also abstain from voting for certain offices if you like none of the candidates.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 10:12 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
If this "option " was available on the ballot this November; would the voters in the United States choose to re do the election with different candidates??

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/09/...ballot-option/
Hi...

For myself personally, yes.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 10-05-2016 at 10:15 PM. Reason: Changed wording.
 
Old 10-06-2016, 12:49 AM   #12
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As a child I was repeatedly told that too many people had died in the past getting me the right to vote for me not to ever not vote!! Everyone has the right to vote or not vote and to pick anyone that they choose to vote for!! Like a lot of my fellow citizens I have " issues " with our government and the way that it is being manipulated!! Human history is full of " uprisings " against the " established order " that do not always result in things getting better!! I can not help but feeling ill at ease for my country and for all of humanity in the very near future!!
 
Old 10-06-2016, 07:48 AM   #13
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As a child I was repeatedly told that too many people had died in the past getting me the right to vote for me not to ever not vote!! Everyone has the right to vote or not vote and to pick anyone that they choose to vote for!! Like a lot of my fellow citizens I have " issues " with our government and the way that it is being manipulated!! Human history is full of " uprisings " against the " established order " that do not always result in things getting better!! I can not help but feeling ill at ease for my country and for all of humanity in the very near future!!
I can assure you as someone who has served that I did not do so in order to provide the right to vote for citizens and anyone who salts it all down to that one trivial thing is merely seeking argument for argument's sake, or instead making it sound as you have, which is that millions of service persons are rolling in their graves because some hippie won't vote. I had my reasons then and they were more due to being young; however my feelings more now are different in understanding that "There's bad people out there and bad things happen. Right or wrong, somebody's got to be deal with it"
 
Old 10-06-2016, 07:09 PM   #14
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I can assure you as someone who has served that I did not do so in order to provide the right to vote for citizens and anyone who salts it all down to that one trivial thing is merely seeking argument for argument's sake, or instead making it sound as you have, which is that millions of service persons are rolling in their graves because some hippie won't vote. I had my reasons then and they were more due to being young; however my feelings more now are different in understanding that "There's bad people out there and bad things happen. Right or wrong, somebody's got to be deal with it"
Thank you for your service.

Period. Full stop. End of sentence.

Thank you. You served. You survived.

Today, I have both "undying respect" for the people who, one way or the other, actually were willing (although, certainly, not excited ...) to die for ... me ... us ... U.S. ... (and, let me be quick to add on this very-international forum, "likewise your nation.") ...

... and "undying fury" at the people and the corporations who today represent what 5-Star General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his address to the nation upon leaving the White House, referred to as "the Military-Industrial Complex." (And, yes, your nation has plenty of such vermin, too.)

People who would put "people like you" in harm's way ... for more than fifteen years and counting ... for nothing more than opium, lithium mines, and a still-unfinished petroleum pipeline to the Caspian Sea.

Your life, and the life of every soldier, is precious to me. But, it is not precious to them.

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Old 10-07-2016, 05:31 AM   #15
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Here are examples that help explain why I will vote and I will vote against the US Gub'mint Gone Wild!

white house coordinated on clinton email issues

This is why the FBI and the Justice Dept say it would be some kind of double standard to prosecute Cankles Clinton. The only remedy is the vote!

obama (Frank Marshall Davis, Jr.) emailed Clinton on that "unknown" private server

And there is that thing about using the IRS against those who don't agree with our Gub'mint masters, and once again they are protected from being held held accountable by the US Dept. of Justiced. The only remedy is the vote!

The more Democrats, Republicans, the Media are against Trump, the more convinced I am that voting for Trump is the right thing to do.

Rage Against the Machine!!!!
 
  


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