Farah urges votes for ‘None of the Above’

WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah is trying to get voters to write in “None of the Above” in the presidential race this year. His book “None of the Above” will be released later this month.

Farah said, “Coinciding with the release of this book Aug. 19, I will be releasing the results of a scientific poll commissioned by me to determine the extent of the disenchantment with McCain and Obama. I think we have the makings of an electoral revolution that will have ramifications for years to come. This is the election that will either break the hammerlock of control by the two-party system or one of the two major parties will reform itself.”

17 thoughts on “Farah urges votes for ‘None of the Above’

  1. Sivarticus

    I know Ventura supports this idea, but I think he’s smart enough to wait until we have a system in place for this. Writing in “None of the Above” now is equivalent to writing in “Mickey Mouse.” It won’t be counted, and is a total waste of the time and energy needed to get to the polls.

  2. Chris Cole

    Wasn’t Farah the Constitution Party VP candidate in 2004? They must just be tickled that he is pushing for NOTA instead of voting for or writing in Chuck Baldwin.

  3. Mike Gillis

    I typically write-in “None of the Above” if there isn’t a single candidate on the ballot I can support.

  4. rob in cal

    A dysfunctional idea unless he is referring to a state like Oklahoma or North Carolina where very few Presidential candidates will be on the ballot. Why vote “none of the above” in Florida for example, where the electorate is presented with a veritable feast of candidates to choose from, at least on the Presidential level.

  5. Arthur Torrey

    According to the poli-sci people that I’ve talked with, the write-ins ARE counted, although not necessarily reported to the MSM, or right away… However supposedly they ARE looked at by the folks in the major party leadership positions….

    If this is the case, then how do the different options get counted?

    Assuming that a given race has no candidates you want to vote for (or against…) then there are really only a few options, and I think NOTA is the best…

    1. Ignore the race, leave it blank – how to interpret? – don’t care? didn’t see it? deliberately skipped? or NOTA? No way to tell…

    2. Write in Mickey Mouse, or other smart-ass name – interpretation? race was seen, and not skipped, but beyond that???

    3. Write in a non declared candidate, but real persons, name – about the same as #2

    4. Write in NOTA – send a clear, unambiguous message, we saw your race, and didn’t like what we saw…


  6. Jared

    I think it depends on the state. I know for a fact that here in Michigan write-in votes are counted regardless if there is anyone registered as a write-in.

    I’ve written in “None” or “None of the Above” many times. I always check my local results online and they have a column for “Write-in” and every time there is at least 1 vote. Those votes may not appear in the local paper but they are in the official election record.

    Tomarrow is primary day here and I’ll be voting in the Democratic one. For every race but the contested one I will be writing in “None of the Above”

  7. Mike Gillis

    Mike Theodore,

    The name you write-in, unless it’s for a national candidate who failed to achieve ballot access in your state, is largely irrelevant.

    I write in “None of the Above” when I don’t have a candidate of choice or a smart ass response.

    In any case, write in votes are still counted and included on most SoS sites, even if they’re all lumped together.

  8. chinese_conservative

    Yeah someone said that Farah thinks that the CP is anti-semitic. The U.S. should stay out of the conflict because both sides are pro-terrorist.

  9. darolew

    I think third parties are a better method of registering protest. Both methods are better than the “stay home, never vote” strategy advocated by some libertarian schools of thought.

  10. RedPhillips

    Sunshinebatman, I believe Farah is a Lebanese/Syrian Christian. He clearly has animosity against Muslims as do many Christians of Middle Eastern origin. You might recall they have a long history of conflict. To what degree he is a philosophical or religious Zionist, I do not know. Most Middle Eastern Christians would not be evangelical dispy premils, if that is what you are insinuating, but I don’t know about Farah. I suspect he supports Israel more for strategic reasons. The enemy of my enemy is my friend sort of thing, but I don’t know for sure.

    I don’t know who are more annoying, the anti-anti-Semitism obsessives or the it all boils down to Zionism obsessives. Did it even occur to you that I chose the word interventionist carefully?

  11. donald raymond lake

    Ed Phillips: I have not seen much which indicates you choose much, if any thing, care fully!

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