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Went to vote today, Libertarian Straight-Ticket option offered on ballot!!!

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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When I went to vote today, in a precinct about 40 miles north of Dallas, for the first time ever I say that the ballot offered a Libertarian straight-ticket option.

I'm really excited about this. I haven't voted in a lot of elections but that's the first time I've seen any other party other than the Ds and Rs aknowledged.

Really. I think this is so great. It's about time we have other parties availible to the voters than the two front-runners. I've read how difficult it is in some areas for a third-party candidate just to get in the running, so I was excited to see a straight-ticket! We do NOT have to polarize ourselves according to red and blue.

So ATS for those of you who have voted already, has anyone else encountered anything similar? I really want to know whether this was confined to my area or has become common around the country!




posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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what?

they are all pretty much acknowledged

there were 2 socialist offers, green party, alteast myballot had about 8 different choices


i just think those parties being the true underdog dont have the financial status to do what dem's and rep's do, nor having the backing to



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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Being in a smaller city there were not that many people running from the truly small 3rd parties. They are all on the ballet when they do run. What surprised me was that it was offered as a straight-ticket.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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This is the worst election that I can recall for third parties in my lifetime. The Obama and McCain machines have sucked all the air out of the other candidates. I have seen less signs and much less coverage of the third parties this year than ever before. Ron Paul sucked up a lot of the monies that would have gone to the Libertarian and Green and Constitutional (and other) parties. When he went away so did third parties for a long long time. Ralph Nader has also done his part to tank the third party movement by making a career of running for President.

[edit on 29-10-2008 by Mainer]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS on you EXCELLENT choice!

It's a freak'n crime that only the Republicans and Dems get to take part in the debates.

The platforms that the Libertarians, Constitution Party, and Green Party have are legitimate and should be considered.

Congrats again. You definately have something worthy to feel excited about!



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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ANd it's the one where we most need a 3rd party in the running, too!



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
CONGRATULATIONS on you EXCELLENT choice!

It's a freak'n crime that only the Republicans and Dems get to take part in the debates.

The platforms that the Libertarians, Constitution Party, and Green Party have are legitimate and should be considered.

Congrats again. You definately have something worthy to feel excited about!


I did choose the Libertarian for all the candidates offered, except for voting for my Republican Congressman in thanks for saying no to that bailout--I wouldn't have voted for him otherwise but that's a kind of true integrity I could respect.



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