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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Voter apathy? Or... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

56% vote third party or don't vote.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmitchell wrote:
56% vote third party
Makes sense.
dmitchell wrote:
...or don't vote.
Doesn't make sense. 50% of 44% decides your president.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
dmitchell wrote:
...or don't vote.
Doesn't make sense. 50% of 44% decides your president.


Still makes sense, logically. It's just questionable as to the wisdom of not voting.

But... Assuming that it only requires 22% to win, that means a third party could win with as little as 22.01% of the vote.

This is also wy I think exhaustive or ranked votming systems are better

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your elections are a game of pure numbers. Simple.

In any case about 50% vote anyway and the higher turnout of supporters of one of the parties decides your election.

Moot point to argue but yeah...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NotQuiteSane wrote:
It's just questionable as to the wisdom of not voting.
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