posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 04:50 PM
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by PaperbackWriter
I voted for Andre Marrou years ago. Excitedly waiting to see how many votes he received, I was appalled to see in the paper the next day that he
received -O- votes! I marched down to the Board of Elections and demanded an explanation. I said he should have received at least ONE. I was informed
that candidates receiving below some arbitrary number were "donated" to the candidate that carried the county. I tore my voter registration card up
then and there and requested to be removed from the rolls so that I would not be called for jury duty. I live in another county now, and voted Ron
Paul as a write-in last election, the first time I voted since my outrage. I have never been called for jury duty.
Wow! I didn't know they did that! That really goes to show you how corrupt the voting system in this country really is. They give the write in
candidate votes to the candidate who carried the country? That really gets me mad. I bet a lot of voters are not aware of this. We call
this a democracy when your vote can be given away without you knowing it?
Those of you who vote the 2 party system and think supporting them is helping this country should take note of this post. Even if there is only one
vote for an opposition party, your vote should count, period. How can any party outside the 2 major party system gain any kind of recognition and
public support when the unpopular vote is swept under the rug. I would give you more stars if I could, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
edit on 23-10-2012 by WeRpeons because: (no reason given)
It was a shock. Andre Marrou (L) was not a write-in candidate. He was on the ballot. Also, my vote was donated to who carried my COUNTY, not the
But, in another sad state of affairs in above mentioned, though unnamed county, they left a whole card or two out of the count in the last election,
as well. They were 'misplaced" and not located until after the election was officially over.
This is why my original post was about my current plans to picket the election to vote for "none of the above".
They will count, not count, however they wish, but a whole slew of NOTA votes might get their attention a lot quicker than "no shows". They would
chalk that up to apathy.
Edit to add: The cards represent everybody who voted using those particular touch screen machines.
edit on 23-10-2012 by PaperbackWriter
because: (no reason given)