Comments on: Spoiling the party http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/ Insight and investigations from our expert reporters Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:21:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BOBBY99 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-90 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:32:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-90 …and voters are to be ashamed for not realizing the qualified choices.
I only vote third party if I know for certain that the Republican will win by a wide margin, or that My Guy is a shoo-in.
bobby99

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By: BOBBY99 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-89 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:27:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-89 This is a splitting the vote tactic, but it is using a sincere candidate as the wedge. Republicans running homeless candidates as Greens is unethical on steroids.
We know that neither straw man candidate will win, yet the Green Party has a man who is willing to run and serve. If Dems fight arson with clean water, it is a fair strategy to help the Green man who honestly wants to serve.
What would Republicans do if the Homer Homeless won?
Demand a recount, is my guess.
bobby99

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By: ayesee http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-88 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 01:11:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-88 It is no where near as underhanded, outright hypocritical, underhanded and just plain wrong in substance as are the Republican tactics that I see being used in my state at this moment.

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By: Randy549 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-86 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:09:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-86 “This is a really crucial election.” As if they all aren’t crucial.

“It’s just too, too important for our country [to prevent the Republican from winning].” When I read this I practically got sick to my stomach. The level of arrogance displayed is just…stunning.

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By: BasHamer http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-85 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:09:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-85 It is a 2 party system that has worked hard in the past to keep it that way. This is why you’ll see relatively many independent candidates as compared to an actual tea-party party on the ballot.
It is good that it is easy for independent candidates to be registered, and it would be a shame if this practice will result in the creation of barriers for independent candidates of the same level that keep other parties from getting on the ballots (and get federal funding).
This is an artifact of the system, if you want to stop the practice go to a system where seats are awarded based on total votes in a state/nation rather than per district. But creating more barriers will just reinforce the two party system.

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By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2010/10/27/spoiling-the-party/comment-page-1/#comment-83 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:02:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=319#comment-83 No question it should be stopped. Fraud is not too strong a word to describe it; fraud and misrepresentation. Both sides ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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