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  •  Thanks. The problem with voting is that it is not (2+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, orangeuglad

    an act of conscience; it is an act of consequence.  In our now-obsolete voting system, we are given two effective consequence sets, & we must pick the one we prefer.   There is no alternative; one or the other WILL HAPPEN.

    This is why:

    At the end of the video is an option to watch The Alternative Vote Explained.  It is that alternative vote that will make 3rd parties viable.

    IF we are one day able to implement ranked choice/instant runoff voting in all our cities (yay San Francisco!!), states, & ultimately our federal government, THEN we'll have real alternatives.  Until that blessed day, the only useful act of consequence is to vote straight Dem down the ballot, & PRIMARY OUT conservaDems despite any opposition from party bigwigs.

    Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

    by Leftcandid on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 07:18:58 AM PDT

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