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blaisepascal
I voted.

I'm a firm believer that the 2-party system is bad for America, so I made sure that whenever possible I didn't vote on the Republican or Democratic lines. Given that New York has the odd system where a candidate can appear on multiple lines if endorsed by multiple parties, this doesn't mean I didn't vote for the same candidate endorsed by the Republicans or Democrats, just that I didn't vote for the candidate of my choice on those lines when I had an opportunity to vote for them on a "3rd party" line.

Only one of my votes was a "protest vote". I'm interested in seeing the outcome of the New York Comptroller race. The job is to oversee all the spending of the State and make sure that it is spent on legitimate state purposes. The Republican candidate was the accountant for a small upstate city and wasn't chosen to win but to be someone to run against the very popular Democratic incumbant. The Democratic incumbant had his campaign basically collapse in the last couple of weeks when he had to be reminded for the 2nd time in 3 years that using State funds to pay for a State employee to chauffeur his wife around in a State vehicle was not a legitimate state purpose. Given the choice between an incumbant who can't do his job when his family is involved and a challenger who appears under-qualified, I voted Libertarian. I don't think she has a whelks chance in a supernova of winning, but I didn't vote for her to win.

If you haven't voted yet and you are a US Citizen, vote. Hmm, I gues if you are Nicaraguan Citizen you should go out an vote as well -- or should have.... exactly when is your election again?

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Given the choice between an incumbant who can't do his job when his family is involved and a challenger who appears under-qualified, I voted Libertarian.

I vote Libertarian too, whenever I feel either one candidate is a shoo-in or both are equally bad. At least it keeps the party on the ballot as a theoretical option . . . .


Persephone

I vote down the Working Parties line whenever feasible for pretty much the same reason, and begrudgingly down the Independence line when this isn't an option (I don't generally like their politics, but it's important to me to stand for just about any third party where I would otherwise vote for the candidate). Hevesi... was another matter entirely. I voted for the Green party candidate on that one, for much the same reason as you voted Libertarian.

Unfortunately, I think the voters will be the ones that get the shaft in the comptroller's scandal in the end. Because they voted him in anyway, they ultimately gave up their right to choose who the next one will be if the party rolls over on him does indeed throw him out. Not that anybody was going to point that one out, including his Republican challenger...

Gah, Working Families. Shows what happens when I try to write a post with an unhappy child in the background...

I thought that's what you meant.

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