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Serious question....why wouldn't you vote third party?

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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Serious question....why wouldn't you vote third party?

Most liberals/Democrats don't really like Hillary-she may be better than Trump but, they don't love her.

Most Republicans don't really like Trump, yes he's better than Hillary and he was better than Ted Cruz but...

So why wouldn't you guys vote third party? Why wouldn't a liberal vote the Green Party and why would a conservative vote Libertarian party?

Because the vote won't count? It would if you voted third party. Is there really a big difference between Hillary and Trump? She's a conservative liberal and he's a liberal conservative. She's pandering to the left base during this election and he's pandering to the right base, we know that they'll move more to center during the general election.

I don't really see a reason to vote for either of them. Third party all day!




posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: amazing
Third party all day!


I already intend on voting for Gary Johnson since my conscience would never let me vote for those other two clowns.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: amazing

My state is deep blue. The electoral college will go for Hillary where I live. That's a given. Nothing is going to change that.

So if I vote, I will want it to count.

So I'm voting for Gary Johnson.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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No congressional support.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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What reason do you have to believe that our minor parties are any less scandalous and corrupt than the Big Two?



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme

No congressional support.


Who cares? A Democratic President with a Republican-held Congress gets minimal support and vice versa but people still pull the lever for them.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: amazing

I've always hated the statement, "if you don't vote for one of the two main candidates, you are throwing your vote away."

No, I'm voting for someone I can stand with. I don't care if I'm the only one who does, I still won't consider voting my conscience a wasted vote.

Gary Johnson 2016



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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Third party is a vote for Hillary.

Just more dirty politics from the Democrats, go ask Bernie.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

Only if you live in a swing state.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
No congressional support.


The republican congress gave Obama every budget he asked for.

Every single one.

Congress is as valuable as a bucket of piss.

imho



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: amazing

I am voting Gary Johnson.
As Cruz said: vote your conscience



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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I voted for Ross perote in 1992 he got almost %20 of the vote.

The way i figure it is that no presidential election was ever won by just 1 vote so my 1 little vote isn`t going to to make a bit of difference if i vote for one of the 2 big parties. I don`t see voting third party as a waste of my vote i see it as a vote of no confidence in the 2 major parties.
if there ever is a tie and my vote would have decided the election then i`m sure that they can find at least 1 "hanging chad" to disqualify and break the tie.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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Pretty much always have.

Seems that people won't/don't vote third/fourth/fifth parties because they've been mindwashed into believing (by guess who) that they are wasting their votes, that there are only two parties that count or represent (which is in reality pretty much just one party that puts on a good show), and that these are their only choices.

Pity, really, because a nation as diverse as the U.S. there really ought to be far more parties in the hunt, and more people voting those parties might be the only way to make a real difference in the end.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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Question, why would you vote at all if there was no one worth your vote?.

There is no one left worth voting for, so your vote goes to whomever the losers endorse.

So just don't bother voting, it makes no difference anyway with the electorate.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

they do that for political reasons,they gain votes by taking credit for funding certain programs but then when election time rolls around they can claim that the president has added more debt than the previous president and the voters eat it up because they are stupid.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: amazing

I don't really see a reason to vote for either of them. Third party all day!


Just remember, in this presidential election, you're not just voting for a president. Whoever wins this election get to choose at least 1 supreme court justice; possibly even as many as 3.

Trump has already stated that he's going to stack the SC with conservative judges if he gets half the chance to do so.

We don't need that. Nor do we need one stacked with liberals. What we do need is a SC that is somewhat balanced, and we have a better chance of that with Clinton than with Trump.

At this point, a 3rd party candidate isn't going to win. Hopefully in 2020 or 2024, but not yet. That's why I'm going to hold my nose and vote for Clinton.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

you`re right about that, in my state which is predominately democrat, the candidate with the most popular votes gets all of the electorial college votes so if you vote anything other than democrat,in my state, than your vote truly does not count.


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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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I'm THAT scared of HELLARY...



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
What reason do you have to believe that our minor parties are any less scandalous and corrupt than the Big Two?


^^This. I haven't seen a third party candidate yet that I think is worth voting for. I do think OP's analysis is right on, though. I'm not voting for a third party candidate because I think he can't win (and there are several.) I'm not voting for a third party candidate because I think they are nut jobs and would be worse than the Big Two.

Presidents can actually do very little near term. If they could, we'd be in much worse shape under Obama, but he's been held in check. Just ask the Far Left what they think of what he has done. His actual policies are not much different than Bush. But Presidents can do a lot of long-term damage, especially on the Supreme Court. Hillary would like to revoke the Second Amendment. There is no doubt her Supreme Court nominees would severely restrict gun rights for normal Americans, and do nothing about the criminal class who won't pay attention anyway.

You can be practical or you can be philosophical. In my life when I have become philosophical it has never turned out well. In this case everything aligns. My conscience tells me to vote Trump.
edit on 7/23/2016 by schuyler because: typos



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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The tentacles of corruption take awhile to embed themselves. A new party would be far less entrenched and far more open. I'm almost 100% certain that we were never meant to have "professional" representation either, probably for this very reason...the founders knew.



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