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It's happened... Democrat & Republican parties finally working together!!!

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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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Working together to crush any opposition to the two-party dichotomy, that is.


Alaska Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something: The state Division of Elections should not be providing voters with a list of write-in candidates at polling places.

The Alaska Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Alaska sued the Division of Elections on Monday, seeking a restraining order to immediately halt election workers from providing lists of write-in candidates to anyone who asks.


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So if I got this right, the two biggest political parties that have a stranglehold on our U.S. government, from the bottom rungs to the top of the one-eyed pyramid, are trying to make it so there is even less choice in the election process. Wonderful.

Write-in candidates are a big deal! Here's a list of some write-in candidates off wikipedia that won the presidential primaries:



In 1928, Herbert Hoover won the Republican Massachusetts presidential primary on write-ins, polling 100,279.

In 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt won the Democratic New Jersey presidential primary with 34,278 write-ins.

In 1944, Thomas Dewey won the Republican Pennsylvania presidential primary with 146,706 write-ins. He also won the Oregon
Republican presidential primary with 50,001 write-ins.

In 1948, Harold Stassen won the Republican Pennsylvania presidential primary with 81,242 write-ins.

In 1952, Robert Taft won the Republican Nebraska presidential primary with 79,357 write-ins.

Also in 1952, Estes Kefauver won the Democratic Pennsylvania presidential primary with 93,160 write-ins.

Also in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower won the Republican Massachusetts presidential primary with 254,898 write-ins.

In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower won the Republican Massachusetts presidential primary with 51,951 write-ins.

In 1960, Richard Nixon won the Republican Massachusetts presidential primary with 53,164 write-ins.

Also in 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic Pennsylvania presidential primary with 183,073 write-ins, and he won the Democratic Massachusetts presidential primary with 91,607 write-ins.

In 1964, a write-in campaign organized by supporters of former U.S. Senator and vice presidential nominee Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. won Republican primaries for President in New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, defeating declared candidates Barry Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Margaret Chase Smith.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose participation in the 2000 race was widely believed by Democrats to have influenced the outcome of the race in Florida which determined who got to go into the White House,[2] ran in 1992 a write-in campaign during the New Hampshire primary for the presidential nomination of both the Democratic and Republican parties. Declaring himself the "none of the above candidate" and using the Concord Principles as his platform, Nader received 3,054 votes from Democrats and 3,258 votes from Republicans.


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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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Those two parties are the same. Total power trip and in this case they will work together to preserve their power. One will just sit on the side lines and wait until it is their turn. A major 3rd party throws a kink in the line.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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The dangers of a two party system have been pointed out from DAY ONE of this country's history.

We are in a trap we were warned about ... The Death grip will be hard to shake... and worse even than many think it's not just the elected officials we need to VOTE OUT... It's the entire core of so called PROFESSIONAL government workers that have become too used to making policies and running things this way! If even ten percent of these people make it through the purges the cycle won't even slow down as they'll have the institutional memory continuing in an UNBROKEN Chain which is what makes a business as usual situation UNCHANGEABLE.

It's a phenomena known as institutional inertia and it's definitely our enemy at this point.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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WHAT? There's more then one party? We actually have a choice? WHAAAA? How come no one told me this?!?!?!



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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I saw the thread title Democrat ans Republican parties finally working together ....and thought .....against us

you like saying ..in bed.. after you read a Chinese fortune cookie!!



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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2 Political Parties +

1 Poltical System
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Tyranny



When Goverments seek to limit access to write in ballots, they can control the outcome of an election.

We have lost the Jury Box ( United states vs. Sherry Jackson )

We are Loosing the Ballot Box.

Soon all we will have left is the Cartrage Box.




*Come and Take It*
edit on 25-10-2010 by SWCCFAN because: change word



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Who goes on a write-in candidate list? It opens the election process up for even more dirty tricks if you ask me. If someone wants to be put on the ballot they need to go through the process like everyone else.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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And they say our politics are polarized, where they hell have they been?



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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I am a Libertarian what if I am running for election in a state that does not recognise my political party?

I cannot run?

Thats not America

More like Socialist Russa



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by againuntodust
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In my estimate, this election will do nothing to change anything, Democrats will be ousted for Republicans and Obama and the Democrats left will blame everything on those Republicans.

The 2012 presidential election will be the most vile, partisan, hate-filled, mud-slinging election in the history of this country. Lord knows what happens to us then.


Alternatively, the Democrats retain their numbers and hatred for Dems will skyrocket exponentially; practically handing 2012 to the Republicans.
edit on 10/25/2010 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Write-ins are just that, Write-in.

If the gooberment supplies a list of write-ins, the lawyers will get richer when someone says they weren't on the list.
I didn't think write-ins had to register, so how would gooberment know who they are???



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by SWCCFAN
reply to post by Carseller4
 


I am a Libertarian what if I am running for election in a state that does not recognise my political party?

I cannot run?

Thats not America

More like Socialist Russa


Run to your hearts content. But don't expect to be on a write in list with your name on it.



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