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I'm just interested in seeing what parties veg*ns support.

Some people argue that voting for an Independent/third party candidate that doesn't have a chance to win is a vote wasted, because we don't have a proportional representation system. What do you think about that?
 

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... but I vote for the best person - - not the party.
Ditto.
 

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I vote Democrat. Independent/third party people rarely make it on the ballot where I am, but I would consider voting for them if I thought they had a chance. Normally, I do agree that it is wasting votes, and I prefer to go with the lesser evil of the two main parties. Interesting story: In Youngstown, OH, last year, there was a candidate who screwed up his petitions and didn't make it onto the ballot. He spent a ton of money advertising a write-in campaign and won by a landslide. Of course, he would never have made it without massive amounts of money (and some weak opponents), but it shook things up a bit.
 

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I don't vote Republican.
What if all the other choices were complete *******s? Would you choose not to vote? Just wondering, as this situation came up for me in the recent election.
 

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I always vote. And I vote the party line even when I'm not too keen on the individual candidates. Truthfully, I've never had the experience of having a completely unworthy Democrat up against a truly remarkable, moderate Republican. Should that happen, perhaps I will change my tune. As it stands now, the democratic party embraces my political beliefs better than the other, and so I will continue to support it.
 

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Ah. See my choice is a couple of the categories were for horrible Democrats (one a crook, one extremely inept) against two at-least-average Republicans. In one case, I took the Republican, the other went to a third party candidate.
 

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This is a bit silly, but the idea reminds me of an old episode of The West Wing (back before it sucked). The Prez and company are trying to fill an open spot on the Supreme Court. Of course, they're trying find someone that will be approved by both the Dems and the Reps. Compromises galore. In the midst of this, another justice dies, opening a second seat. The end "compromise" is that both a very liberal and a very conservative judge are appointed. The characters are both highly intelligent people, and there is this wonderful scene where they're having a heated debate about some legal matter. It's not always about finding "the middle", but finding the best from both sides.
 

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I wish there were more viable third-party options in central Virginia, but it really hasn't caught on.
 

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>>I've been slowly leaning towards the radical middle>>

I LOL'd.


>>It's not always about finding "the middle", but finding the best from both sides.>>

I think the "sides", and perhaps the idea that there are only two, are concepts that reinforce the status quo. When people talk about trying to find compromise between "the" two sides, they're usually not talking about trying to find a middle ground between the fascists and the anarcho-communists.


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I tend to vote based on the candidates - I don't like voting "party line" I don't agree with either major party on a lot of stuff. I would probably classify myself as libertarian though.
 

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Libertarian for its core values. They just continue to fail me in execution of getting the message across. The party will never take off as long as the primary thing they talk about is legalizing drugs.
 
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