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I bet you would not be in favor if it was obvious that your candidate would lose. You are such a piece of dogmeat to the Democrats that the teeth marks are all over you.
By NOW, Al has shown his true colors as to which end of the Donkey he represents. Or, did not NOT notice that the county that little 84 Y.O. woman was in DID NOT reject any ballots?
But, scum attracts scum. Read all about it in the StarTribune.
about instant removal of biased columnist? That is a better plan.
would make us an even bigger laughing stock than when we elected Jesse Ventura.
Don't give it new initials and introduce it to elections.
IRV holds promise but not in this state. Why? Because the electorate would fight it tooth and nail. That's the MN political way!
(In Minnesota) Democrats are not truly Democrats in philosophy or political stature and neither are the Republicans truly the GOP in their politics or political leanings. In this state, everyone wants to be politically correct, noncommittal, basically middle of the road[aka centrist], and somewhat milquetoast espousing their political views. Leading political figures, like Olsen, Humphrey, Perpich, Wellstone, and even Ventura[to name a few] now seem lacking to emerge from the electorate's ranks.
Ignorance of the basic processes of governing seem lacking among the newest generations of voters. The two-party system is a mess when the primary and convention can't select one solid candidate for endorsement.
Now comes a plausible solution[IRV] to gain a majority vote percentage for hotly contested offices and already the nay sayers are wailing and whining! When is Minnesota going to wake up and be in the forefront again with a great political tradition?
Times and technology are changing at dizzy warp speeds; but, the political scene just keeps muddling on. At least MN doesn't have electoral 'hanging chads' to worry about; just its political image after 150 years of history.
The League of Women Voters did a study [based on months & reams of data] on various different ways of voting, and IRV came out overwhelmingly on top. We should be using this system all the way up to the Presidential Election.
or an elephant. Blah with a tah tah. Oh la la la. we we we we........ bing bang boom and a scoop a doopa plop. drop that blip blop with a dandy dank drop..whop chop stop that old timer walk....
How many times have you wished to vote for a 3rd-party candidate but have hesitated because you were afraid that someone you didn't like would get in? With IRV, you wouldn't have to worry. You could designate the third party candidate (Independence, Green, Libertarian, Socialist, whatever) of your choice as "1" and your second choice from the D or R column as "2." Then the one you liked the least would be "3." This would not necessarily favor Democrats or Republicans, but it could make it easier for third parties to elect candidates.
IRV is the perfect way to allow tree hugging liberals to vote even more liberal than the Democratic party and not waste their vote. They can make themselves feel good by voting for the most liberal 3rd party candidate first and then save their true vote for the democratic party. Shocking that this ignorant clown would like two opportunities to show how truly liberal he really is.
So we should also vote for who we like 2nd best? "Vote for _____ - he's almost best for senator!" That makes zero sense.
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