posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 11:28 PM
originally posted by: ketsuko
Since both Trump and Sanders ran on major party tickets, there are laws preventing them from running third party if they don't get the party
nomination in a good number of states. The only way such a thing would happen then is if they tried to do a strict write-in campaign.
In most places, registration for both primary and general is on the same date.
I had to re-register under a new user name to post this, as I forgot my old one, and for some reason, couldn't find a "forgot username" option
for account recovery. Usability issues aside, let me say that the reason I went through that trouble is to say this...
On this website, which I find to be a wonderful repository of free thinkers, I am often appalled at the ignorance that is displayed by many about
the subject within which they are posting. So many posters and threads have been about potential third party runs by the ousted candidates, and this
is a possibility that is simply an impossibility; for exactly the above listed reasons. It has been stated, and stated, and ignored. It is not only
unlikely but illegal for Trump or Sanders to do what so many have been suggesting. Short of everyone getting a case of shared mass hysteria, there is
a snowflake's chance of a write-in candidate getting any traction.
All of these people saying that X or Y should run third party, I have news for you, and that is that your ship has sailed if your candidate does
not get the nomination. It cannot legally be permitted to run under one party, and then change to (I) because of butthurtness; and for good reason if
one considers it. If your candidate doesn't get the nom in the primary, whoever they may be, the best way to use your vote as your tiny little
mouthpiece in this farce is to vote in your upcoming local elections, where the real effects of government are more readily felt, and influenced. The
curtain has been pulled, you may not like what you see, but turning away from the facts of the American election process will do you no good.
Cheers and good vibes to all of us ATS'ers, we are all supposed to be of like minds here, let's remember that to disagree is not a terrible
thing, the terror comes in how one handles said disagreement. Don't be a Ted Cruz and cockblock our attempts at civil discourse, perhaps seeing an
opinion you don't like or agree with can further your own understanding of things. Like ridiculous dreams of third party runs causing Ketsuko to have
to "re-educate" some on how exactly our election process works.
edit on 25-4-2016 by Synesthesiac because: I'm my own grammar nazi