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I found this article interesting. It seems like more and more Americans are fed up with this election. Some of the states mentioned here are supposed to be either solidly Democratic or Republican.
Related searches to "write-in," according to Google Trends, largely focus on two politicians, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pence, the Indiana Republican. Searches for "is Bernie Sanders a write in candidate" spiked 2,750% in the last week while searches for "write in Mike Pence" spiked 2,400% in the last week.
As of Wednesday evening, three of the top market searches for "write-in" came in solidly Democratic states: Vermont, Delaware and New Jersey. Utah, a reliably red state that no Democrat has won since Lyndon B. Johnson; and Indiana, home to Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, round out the top five.
originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: WilburnRoach
It would be great if someone else could win. But I don't know who it would be. Everyones write in votes would be different. But i guess it would take votes away from both candidates and shake things up.
originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
You know what? RIGHT YOURSELF IN! Thats right, vote for yourself to be President of the United States! Take back your power that you gave away to these sociopathic douchebags by voting for their ilk for all these years!
Yeah, maybe a 3rd party can get the 10 or 15% needed for FEC support. But there's no chance for a win this time, maybe next time. Gary Johnson is controlled opposition.
The only thing I can think of is figuring out which third party the most people are writing in and go with that flow. Bernie, maybe- even though I don't agree with a lot of his stances and I don't consider him a third party anyway (obviously should have been the nominee, but it was rigged) - it's not quite a third party, but it's more third party than not, which might open the flood gates for next time.
I guess in the end, writing myself in doesn't help- since I'd be the only person to vote for me. Whoever wins can still win with just a hundred votes- as long as they get the most. Of course, that's assuming it isn't rigged to the point where votes don't matter, which I'm convinced it is.