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RE: I've watched the US Presidential Debates

by runrig (Abbot)
on Oct 07, 2000 at 21:29 UTC ( #35747=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I've watched the US Presidential Debates

Just once I'd just like to see a poll question along the lines of "if a third party candidate had a chance in hell of winning, then who would you vote for?"

We have only two bad options to choose between, but everyone knows it'll end up being one of them. Just wondering how many people just don't want to 'throw their vote away' on a third party candidate.
I'd be leaning toward libertarian myself.
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RE: RE: I've watched the US Presidential Debates
by mdillon (Priest) on Oct 07, 2000 at 21:37 UTC

    it does not have to be like this, but the "Major Parties" don't want anything else because they can manipulate pluralities so easily through their media ties.

    imagine not having to "throw away your vote" on the "lesser of two evils" while still being able to express your relative approval of all candidates. oh, how i wish for an electoral process in the U.S. that satisfies the Condorcet Criterion (i like Tideman's method in particular). alas!

    (you have my most sincere apologies for the lameness of the provider hosting the linked pages.)

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