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Old 05-12-2011, 08:38 AM  
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why are there only two options? thats whats wrong with this country's voting system. Its choose one idiot or the other. If you write someone in, chances are... youve wasted your vote. "No vote is a wasted vote" is bullish.
We have only 2 options because Democrats and Republicans are in charge of writing our election laws. Here in Florida you cannot even cast a write-in vote if the person you want to vote for hasn't registered with the government as a write-in candidate. You have to collect something like 100,000 signatures and then pay election officials (so far always either a Democrat or a Republican) 10 cents each to verify the signatures in order to get on a statewide ballot as a no-party or 3rd party candidate. Most ordinary citizens cannot afford it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:17 AM  
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We have only 2 options because Democrats and Republicans are in charge of writing our election laws. Here in Florida you cannot even cast a write-in vote if the person you want to vote for hasn't registered with the government as a write-in candidate. You have to collect something like 100,000 signatures and then pay election officials (so far always either a Democrat or a Republican) 10 cents each to verify the signatures in order to get on a statewide ballot as a no-party or 3rd party candidate. Most ordinary citizens cannot afford it.
wow. just wow. unless youre rich or have many many rich people drinking your kool aid... you dont have a chance in hell.

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