Tag Archives: wasted vote

‘Let’s Party: A Movie to End the Duopoly’ Finds Major Support on Crowdfunding Site

‘Let’s Party’ is the brainchild of indie film director Brad Leo Lyon and is planned to be a hybrid documentary film with elements of narrative story built into it. The film project is currently raising funds via IndieGoGo and over the weekend was ranked as the #1 Trending CREATIVE CAMPAIGN on the popular crowdfunding platform.… Read more ...

FEE: How Not To Waste Your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis

wasted-voteBy Stephen Weese at FEE, originally posted here.

During this especially contested election, a lot of people are talking about people “wasting” or “throwing away” votes. However, many people who say this do not have a complete grasp of the full mathematical picture – or worse, they are only mentioning the part that supports their position.… Read more ...

Ken Moellman: About Vote Splitting – Political Analysis

Ken Moellman is the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Kentucky (LPKY). He was a candidate for Kentucky state treasurer in 2011, a race in which he came in third place with 37,261 votes, or 4.6% of the vote. 

About Vote Splitting – Political Analysis

Published June 11, 2013

By Ken Moellman

I often hear people lament that Libertarians split the vote and cause their candidate to lose.… Read more ...

The lesser of two evil auto repair shops

by Brian Irving

Once upon a time, there was a man who needed to repair his car. He desperately needed the help of common car repair services. Now there were three auto repair shops in his town. Two of the shops were very large, had many employees, and did most of the car repair in town.… Read more ...

Does the ‘Safe Protest Vote’ Syndrome Negate the ‘Wasted Vote’ Syndrome?

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik:

Third parties often fantasize that their vote totals are the tip of the iceberg. That for every vote they receive, there’s a large pool of Silent Supporters who would vote for them, but that these Silent Supporters don’t want to waste their vote on a third party that can’t win.… Read more ...

Kathie Glass to Rick Perry – You are in Dereliction of Duty on Border Security

From The Kathie Glass campaign to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

At the statewide televised gubernatorial debate on October 19, at which Rick Perry refused to show, Kathie Glass displayed her “strongly worded letter” that she was ready to hand to Rick Perry on border security. Several days ago, Kathie Glass released the contents of that letter.… Read more ...

Liberty Point: Win or lose, Libertarians make a difference

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates are optimistic that regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, their campaigns have made a difference. They are optimistic because of the reaction they’ve received from voters unhappy with the two major parties.

“Voters are quite polarized this year, so my results are going to depend on turnout of unaffiliated and disenchanted Republican voters, plus a low Democrat turnout,” said Lon Cecil, candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Update from Black Box Voting: Trouble with straight party voting and how you can help on Election Day

In email to supporters of the organization Black Box Voting, an organization devoted to fixing flaws in voting machines, informed them of votes being miscounted or not counted at all when the straight party option was chosen. The text of the email follows, along with a Youtube video:

THE PROBLEM: “Straight party voting” on voting machines is revealing a bad pattern of miscounting and omitting your vote, especially if you are a Democrat.

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