Tag Archive: voting

Sep 10

Electoral Nuttiness

“I know that among some in my own party, what I’m discussing would be considered treasonous, but I’m not going to cheerlead us down the primrose path when I know we’re being led in the wrong direction.” – South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb Richie Robb may become only the ninth elector to not vote for …

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Sep 02

Election Hijinks

USAToday has joined the New York Times in highlighting the nightmares involving the electoral college. This piece is more informative and less biased than the previous. Remember the 36-day drama over Florida’s hanging chads and butterfly ballots? Get ready for a replay. How it could happen The scenarios aren’t far-fetched: *For a tie: Every state …

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Sep 01

Naderless November

I’ve long known that I would not being giving my vote to a Democrat or a Republican. I’m too fed up with the two party system, and the candidates haven’t done or said anything to change my mind. I had planned on voting for Ralph Nader, since he seemed to be the strongest third party …

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Aug 30

Electoral College

I’m inclined to agree, at least superficially, with the New York Times in their desire to scrap the electoral college. Most of the problems I have with it could be fixed without eliminating the system, though. Require that all states handle electors the same way. Use instant runoff voting. Give each congressional district an elector. …

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Jun 24

Vote Smart, Vote S-mart. Ya got that?!?

(Pardon the obscure reference to “Army of Darkness”.) This is a really cool service. It takes a bit of work to use it effectively, but who ever said responsible citizenship would be easy? Welcome to Project Vote Smart Thousands of candidates and elected officials. Who works for you? Who is seeking your vote? Project Vote …

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