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 Grand Mal View Post
    I voted for the Rhinoceros Party candidate, twice, in federal elections here. His name on the ballot was Albert the Cad. Richard the Troll just died recently. They were going to repeal the metric system because, "If God wanted the metric system there would have been ten apostles."
    The top planks in the party platform...

    Repealing the law of gravity[18][19]
    Providing higher education by building taller schools[10]
    Instituting English, French and illiteracy as Canada's three official languages[10]
    Tearing down the Rocky Mountains so that Albertans could see the Pacific sunset[19]
    Making Montreal the Venice of North America by damming the St. Lawrence River[20]
    Abolishing the environment because it's too hard to keep clean and it takes up so much space[10]
    Annexing the United States, which would take its place as the third territory in Canada's backyard (after the Yukon and the Northwest Territories—Nunavut did not yet exist), in order to eliminate foreign control of Canada's natural resources[21]

    Rhinoceros Party of Canada (1963
    I miss the Rhino Party
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Fortunately they cancelled the silly $$/vote scheme that was put in place before. Same party always wins where I am so I always voted for whoever was in 2nd place in the polls. Stupid law made it so that I was financially supporting parties I didnt necessarily agree with (Ok i disagree with each of them depending on the issue). Thats gone now so i can go back to my old ways
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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.
    I only vote for people I want to win.If I do not want any of the candidates running for a particular office to win then I simply leave it unmarked.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Not in that style. The only sort of "protest" vote I did, was attempt to ensure that a candidate that ran further on the small-government ticket than the sitting congressman did not get the Republican nod. It was a long-shot for him, but I wanted to ensure it wouldn't happen. Then, once the general election came, I voted against the Republican (selecting the Democrat) I voted for in the primary.

    I just call it strategic voting.
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    Re: Protest/novelty voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not in that style. The only sort of "protest" vote I did, was attempt to ensure that a candidate that ran further on the small-government ticket than the sitting congressman did not get the Republican nod. It was a long-shot for him, but I wanted to ensure it wouldn't happen. Then, once the general election came, I voted against the Republican (selecting the Democrat) I voted for in the primary.

    I just call it strategic voting.
    I've done that - and I wouldn't call it protest voting, either. Your label of "strategic voting" is good.
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