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originally posted by: thesungod
Have you taken into account the rebel third party wave this time. Pretty much EVERYONE I have talked to is talking no D or R.
Maybe you need to expand your circle of friends and acquaintances?
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: thesungod
Good point Sungod. I do see a major boost for third parties this year, in particular for Gary Johnson. I know of both liberals and conservatives actually considering to vote for him. I personally think he's a reasonable choice considering what we have and this is coming from a Sanders supporter.
The problem with any Third Party having an impact on the electoral college is the sheer votes they'd require in a single state. I refer you to the 1992 presidential elections where a man by the name of Ross Perot ran as an alternative to Bush and Clinton. Ross Perot won close to 20 million votes, or roughly 19% of the vote. You'd figure he would've won at least one State right? Wrong. Ross Perot didn't win a single State, rather he just managed to split up the vote in each State. I think the State Perot came closest to winning was Maine where he got over 30% of the vote. He beat Bush in Main but still lost to Clinton. Clinton then gained Maine's EC votes. So while a third party will make an impact, I doubt they'd shift any States and if anything, I believe the Libertarian party will probably have abit more of an impact on the GOP than the Democratic Party.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: enlightenedservant
The anti-Muslim and anti-African American talk has gotten so bad over the last year that they're burning bridges with me.
That's interesting comment. What does that mean to you when you say burning bridges with you?