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None of the Above.

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:32 PM
Apologies if this has already been covered (Mods close the thread if so).

When voting at the next UK general election, how great would it be if a large proportion of the population "defaced" their ballot paper by adding a box for "None of the Above".

Imagine if "None of the above" got enough votes to win a few seats!! What would happen?

Some sort of promotion needs to be carried out for this to get all those disheartened by the political system out and to REJECT the system in its entirety. I hear a constitutional crisis calling!

My question to you all is, do you see this as an ultimate rejection of the political system or a childish political tantrum? Could it ever happen and what would occur if enough people voted for "None of the above"??

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:36 PM
This reminds me of the movie Brewster's Millions where Brewster (Richard Pryor) had a political campaign to get people to vote for none of the above. I think in the movie he actually ended up getting elected.

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:38 PM
If enough voters selected none of the above, would there be a point where none of the candidates would be qualified to be elected?

In the states, the electoral college would just vote in who they wanted so it wouldn't matter there but it would send a message.

I'd love to see it.

As a matter of fact, I think every ballot should have that pre printed as an option. That or a no confidence box.

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:31 PM
It sounds a great idea but the ballot counters would just count them as spoilt and the only impact would be on the results which would have a greater number of spoilt papers.

I like the idea but I would balance it with it being illegal not to vote if you have a none of of the above box on the ballot paper

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