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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider_Vet View Post
    How can you say this when you know a 3rd party has no chance of winning? Sorry but IMO you are wasting you're vote. We are faced with choices often that requires us to choose the lesser of 2 evils and Presidential Politics is nothing new to this. Remember Gore vs Bush 2? This was never more clear in recent memory.
    The answer to your question would be another question. What is the intent of your vote? Not to speak for this poster, but it seems that they are unhappy with both parties and have found a third party that speaks more closely to the issues they hold dear. The intent of their vote is to bring about....wait for it..."change" by bringing the 3rd party notoriety that can be built on for the future or to influence either of the big 2 parties to shift to be more inclusive of the third parties views. Weather enough people get behind the 3rd party to make an impact is a legitimate issue, but I don't think you should knock it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotVeryOriginal View Post
    I think it was onomatopoeic, as in 'uh' or 'heh'. Hes using it to pose the question.



    Same here. We have the Lib Dems, the Conseratives, and the centre party Labour. It seems to work fine, altho the Libdems, whilst having roughly a 3rd of the national voter, are evenly spread throughout, so they usually get the short end of the stick in the 1st-past-the-post voting system.
    The US isn't a Parliamentary Democracy. It's a Democratic Republic. There's a HUGE difference between the two systems.

    In both systems you wind up with a majority government and a minority opposition. But in the US system, the majority is purely elected, whereas in the European system it's formed via coalition.

    The strength of the US system is stability. The weakness of the US system is choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b1e9a8r5s View Post
    The answer to your question would be another question. What is the intent of your vote? Not to speak for this poster, but it seems that they are unhappy with both parties and have found a third party that speaks more closely to the issues they hold dear. The intent of their vote is to bring about....wait for it..."change" by bringing the 3rd party notoriety that can be built on for the future or to influence either of the big 2 parties to shift to be more inclusive of the third parties views. Weather enough people get behind the 3rd party to make an impact is a legitimate issue, but I don't think you should knock it.
    It just can't work unless the Constitution is amended and the EV system is dismantled.
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