[extropy-chat] The "wasted" Libertarian vote

stencil etcs.ret at verizon.net
Sun Aug 22 20:12:21 UTC 2004

The rule by which your State instructs its electors 


has a lot to do with personal voting strategies.

If you know your State's electors all will go to Kerry (as in Massachusetts)
you have greater incentive to vote Libertarian than if you're voting in a
releatively close contest.  You cannot affect the *outcome* of the race, but
there is a greater likelihood that both parties will respond to the off-axis
vector of your minority, in planning for the midterm elections.  

If you really can't predict the outcome, and you perceive any difference at
all between Bulganin and Kruschchev,  you take the lesser,  lest your swing
vote give the State to the wrong weasel.

Unless, of course, you really are committed to the Party of Principle.

stencil sends

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