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Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) 2 4.65%
Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) 0 0%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) 1 2.33%
Barack Obama (Democratic Party) 31 72.09%
Mitt Romney (Republican Party) 3 6.98%
Jill Stein (Green Party) 6 13.95%
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Interference Poll: 2012 US Presidential Election

If you can vote, for whom are you voting? If you cannot, for whom would you? Vote in the poll. And if you are willing, please explain why. I know that this forum tends to lean strongly in one way, but I am really interested in hearing everyone's reasons why.

Also, if you are so inclined, I have set up an instant runoff poll, including all six candidates. It is here: DemoChoice Ballot. I would be interested to see how third-party candidates do in it. I voted as follows:

1st Barack Obama (Democratic Party)
2nd Jill Stein (Green Party)
3rd Rocky Anderson (Justice Party)
4th Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party)
5th Mitt Romney (Republican Party)
6th Virgil Goode (Constitution Party)
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Obama in a landslide! 100%

I will say that he is a bit centrist for me, so if the Green Party had more traction, I'd be on board.

Oh and you forgot Rosanne Barr for the Peace and Freedom Party. She's legitimately on my ballot.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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I'm voting for Jill Stein. 1) My state is very likely to go to Obama, and if it looks close when I go vote, I will vote for him instead but I don't think it will be a problem, 2) I took a political compass test that I like and it has me at 95% Jill Stein (and I agree on all important points), 3) While I don't actually think she's presidential material, given #1 I can take this opportunity to safely vote for a third party candidate so it's a win-win for me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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Never heard of Virgil or Rocky

Maybe I should vote for Roseanne
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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I forget what state you are in. I listen to Pacifica radio, and they are telling their liberal listeners to make sure they do not 3rd Romney into the White house.


But honestly if Romney wins the popular vote but loses because Obama has enough safe states EC votes.
Is that a good thing, if the 3rd party voters in safe states, caused Romney to win the popular vote?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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I selected the Green candidate, but obviously if I were actually a US voter in any state that could even vaguely be described as a swing state, I'd vote Obama.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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People can vote however they want, but based on Nader type stuff- do so if you want to possibly help Mitt. If you're comfortable with that.

If Al Gore had gotten the four NH electoral votes he would have been President. Not saying that would have been a good thing, just saying. According to polls NH is a dead heat toss up this year. According to most polls it's like that country wide.
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Since I'm not of a mind to vote for a third party, given our two party bias, I'm voting for Obama tomorrow, though Jill Stein's politics align more closely with my own.
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I'm probably voting Green tomorrow... Probably.
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Do you think Jill Stein is the best person on the planet to be president?
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oh, btw, I did vote for Obama. There are only two possible winners.
Of those two my preference is Obama. I do live in the very safe state of CA, so all the 55 EC votes will go for Obama. But if I am going to participate in this national election I want my voting to reflect an honest preference of the viable candidates.

If I could choose anyone, I would probably choose Bill Clinton. He still seems to have a good grasp of things. And he understood how to get things accomplished while in office. And also, he was able to get the good will of a majority of the American people behind him. He is certainly better than anyone on the list above.
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Based on what I'm reading here, it seems the likelihood of multiple parties to choose from will increase in the coming years

That said, I'll vote for Obama. I can't vote for a candidate who's party is taking radical measures to prevent reproductive rights for women.
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I can't vote for a candidate who's party is taking radical measures to prevent reproductive rights for women.
This. So much this.

I'm sure some of the other third party candidates would likely be a lot closer to some of the beliefs I hold than Obama would. But overall, first and foremost, I still think Obama has a lot of the good ideas on his side. I think he is trying as best he can to improve things, I generally like him as a person and trust him WAY more than I do Romney. And I actually know where the hell he stands ON an issue to boot .

I voted for Obama in 2008, I'm doing it again tomorrow .
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Totally voting for Virgil Goode. I just want to watch the world burn.
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If I could choose anyone, I would probably choose Bill Clinton. He still seems to have a good grasp of things. And he understood how to get things accomplished while in office. And also, he was able to get the good will of a majority of the American people behind him. He is certainly better than anyone on the list above.
I'd vote for Bill and/or Hillary any day!
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