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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
reply to post by CthulhuMythos
I cannot believe you passed up the opportunity to make a jab like' Thank you for your vote for me, I'll do my best to make your nightmares come true this election year"
On a side note, I agree with the Op but I wouldn't vote for Cthulhu. I'd vote for Doctor Who. He can get us out of anything just like he's saved the humans so many times before. And he'd have to pick Amy Pond as VP and Rory as Secretary of State. Gosh, I could look at Amy all day.
edit on 16-9-2012 by JohnPhoenix because: sp
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by GreenGlassDoor
Voting Cthulhu isn't about getting "our guy" into office; its about sending the message to the establishment that we're on to their game and we refuse to validate their process by voting for one of their candidates.
Voting for an invalid candidate who cannot hold office is the whole point of voting Cthulhu. We are telling them that we know that it doesn't matter who wins the election because it will still be the same insiders behind the scenes pulling the strings and continuing the same destructive policies that have been dragging this country into a debt spiral of oblivion for decades.
Obama promised to end the Bush wars, close Guantanamo and increase taxes on the rich to pay for the debt. He accomplished none of those goals. In fact, he doubled down on the war on "terror" and is now treating the American public as if we are all potential domestic "terrorists". Obama is proof positive that voting for change will only ensure the continuance of the same tired policies.
Does anyone think that getting Romney into office will suddenly change everything for the better and lead to sunny days ahead? I think even the most die-hard Republicans know there won't be much change under Romney.
The best option in this election, in my opinion, is to send the message that we refuse to validate their corrupt system by voting for one of their puppet candidates. Don't vote for either side and vote for an invalid candidate instead.
Maybe if they realize that enough people are on to their game, they will have to make real reforms needed to keep our political system from flowing into the gutter as it has been for so many years. Either that, or maybe this will wake up enough people to take action and overthrow the corrupt political system that we are trapped in.
Either way, its a win for the people.
Regardless of which state you live in, voting for a write-in contender is much more complicated than scribbling whatever name you please on the dotted line at the bottom of the ballot. Thirty-five states require that a write-in candidate must submit some form of affidavit and, sometimes, a filing fee at least one month before the election. In North Carolina, these candidates must circulate a petition. Then their names are posted on a list at the polling place, though not on the official ballot. All other write-in votes are tossed.
And five states -- Hawaii, Nevada, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Carolina -- don't allow any Presidential write-ins, and never have.
In states where voters fill in bubbles or complete arrows with a pencil, optical scanning machines are preprogrammed to automatically "kick out" write-ins from the computer's running tabulation, says Joe Kanefield, Arizona's election director. The machine then literally spits the write-in ballots into a pile on the floor. County representatives sort through the pile later.
NO JOKE. Unregistered write-ins have to be thrown out manually.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
reply to post by FortAnthem
Maybe you're missing it. If 98% of the population casts an invalid vote then the 2% that voted for a registered candidate decides the election. Those that get elected still get the same pay and wield the same power.