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RE: RE: The most important issue for me in elections is:

by amelinda (Friar)
on Nov 08, 2000 at 01:24 UTC ( #40426=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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You can only throw your vote away on the presidential vote. Where does the electoral college come in? When you vote for federal senators and representatives. Vote for (as best one can) the better guy among them. The popular presidential vote is used only for stuff like: major party status, and federal election funding. So, vote for people you like for president even if they can't get elected, it's good for them.

Somewhere I found a site that polled you on your views on a bunch of topics and figured out which presidential candidate was closest to you (and showed you a comparison to all the candidates, including some withdrawn ones). I'll see if I can find it.

Vote local.

Sorry to rant, blue. This whole campaign year's driving me mad with the stupidity of others (not you) ...
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by Blue (Hermit) on Nov 08, 2000 at 02:31 UTC
    Not a rant at all, good points. I think because of how 'big' it is in the media, it's easy to get blinded by the glamour of the presidental election and not give the proper attention to local issues.

    As for the website you mentioned, I saw one at SpeakOut!, and I think I've heard of others. However, the candidate which matched closest to my opinions had withdrawn. 8( (Bill Bradley for anyone interested.)

    Thanks for the reminder that acting locally is where we can make a big difference.

    =Blue might be eaten by a grue...

    UPDATE: Fixed the link

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