View Poll Results: Have you ever protest/novelty voted?

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Thread: Protest/novelty voting

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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Have you ever voted for a candidate you knew wasn't going to win out of protest against the stronger candidates or because you didn't care one way or another? Have you ever written in your own name?

    I'm seriously thinking about writing in Mickey Mouse for Governor. The incumbent carters to the extreme right-wing such as blocking White House initiatives in the state that would have created jobs just to oppose the President and try to cause his presidency to fail, sending the federal funding to other states that tax-payers in my state paid into the federal treasury. He also tried a little voter suppression in 2012 and it failed. The other supports policies that violate my conscience.

    In my state write-in candidates still need to be registered/certified as office seekers so writing in Mickey Mouse would be a wasted vote other than to make a statement. I wish disqualified write-ins were reported in the news but I think our elections office doesn't even report them as votes so the media has no information on those votes.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Only once, I wrote in Mickey Mouse rather than vote for any of the idiots running but ultimately, that's pointless. Someone is going to win and you don't have the option of living under the rules of people who don't win. Pick the one you can best live with and hope for better candidates in the future.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Yes. Several times, I've gone third party, including the 2012 presidential election.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    In 2008, I refused to vote for an unqualified empty suit (Obama) or BushLite and Bubblebrain (McCain/Palin), so I wrote in the name of a candidate I did feel was qualified to do the job.

    Clearly, my candidate did not win.

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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Have you ever voted for a candidate you knew wasn't going to win out of protest against the stronger candidates or because you didn't care one way or another? Have you ever written in your own name?

    I'm seriously thinking about writing in Mickey Mouse for Governor. The incumbent carters to the extreme right-wing such as blocking White House initiatives in the state that would have created jobs just to oppose the President and try to cause his presidency to fail, sending the federal funding to other states that tax-payers in my state paid into the federal treasury. He also tried a little voter suppression in 2012 and it failed. The other supports policies that violate my conscience.

    In my state write-in candidates still need to be registered/certified as office seekers so writing in Mickey Mouse would be a wasted vote other than to make a statement. I wish disqualified write-ins were reported in the news but I think our elections office doesn't even report them as votes so the media has no information on those votes.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Yes

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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes. Several times, I've gone third party, including the 2012 presidential election.
    Me also, on that last...I was all set to vote for the R because I disliked the D, but when I hit the polls I realized I was disgusted at the thought of either of them, and voted for the Libertarian, whose name I cannot recall.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    I have voted for Ross Perot and Barry Goldwater...
    I'd like to see mandatory voting with a ton of reform..
    One of which is this option ...
    "none of the above" .

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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I have voted for Ross Perot and Barry Goldwater...
    I'd like to see mandatory voting with a ton of reform..
    One of which is this option ...
    "none of the above" .
    I think you get fined for not voting in Australia.
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