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AmericanWolf July 29th, 2015 6:26pm

Have you ever voted for or seriously supported a third party? (Libertarian, Green, Constitution, etc.)

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Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
08/10/15 8:36 am

Libertarian! Why? Keep religion out of politics and less government in people's lives. Less of the government telling people how to live their lives the better,

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TreeHugs Oregon
08/09/15 12:17 am

Seriously considered but ultimately had to go with one of the main parties because it would waste my vote. Sad that it works this way.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
08/06/15 2:44 pm

Wait really? This isn't my name on there, just so you know.

whitekuya1
08/06/15 8:37 am

I haven't but I may with this election

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haku Las Vegas
08/03/15 9:07 am

We must get a strong third party. It is time to stop this back-and-forth between the only two strong parties.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/02/15 10:36 am

The last election. The one before that, I closed my eyes and voted and said not again

JihadWatch
07/31/15 5:48 pm

If I wanted a candidate to occupy the White House ie. Hillary Clinton, I would vote for that candidate and not a third party candidate.

getupbaby South City
07/31/15 10:01 am

For believing in stuff!

qwerty13
08/01/15 2:18 pm

Only if you fuck yourself first ;)

DiQuellaPira
08/09/15 6:21 am

If you vote for a Democrat or a Republican, DON'T COMPLAIN!

leilu SoCal
07/30/15 8:50 am

I do frequently. My presidential vote doesn't count in California so I often toss my vote to a favorite 3rd party candidate.

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ThePraetorian Tennesse
07/30/15 8:32 am

Libertarian 😎

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Progressivist
07/30/15 9:32 am

ur like 13

JNB13
07/31/15 6:17 am

Go to hell for envolving yourself in that so called "party"

STEVE64 Michigan
08/01/15 2:21 pm

@JNB13 you ever gonna tell us why you don't like them or just keep complaining? How are they causing any problems?

RightLibertrian
08/06/15 11:50 am

Your fucking bald lmao

RedHale Texas
07/30/15 7:57 am

Never voted, just supported. Voting for a party that obviously isn't going to winos basically the same thing as voting for the enemy.

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gatsbyxxv
07/30/15 5:36 am

You never know 2016 may be the year. You have to admit, the choices aren't great on either side. Tough times ahead!

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GloMom
07/29/15 10:56 pm

Ross Perot in '92 - Could have been a good thing if he didn't flake out the race for months then to try to come back.
I'm a believer now that he was in it to split the votes & allow Clinton to bypass Bush.
It's ok, I rather had Clinton over Bush

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corino Utah
07/29/15 9:20 pm

Might have to if Trump wins

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redleg65
07/29/15 9:15 pm

Dem's want more money for environment and animals, GOP want jobs with less regulation. GOP want strong military, Dem want less. GOP want less welfare Dems want more welfare and benefits. Total opposites. Stop the insanity.

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
08/10/15 8:39 am

Democrats: more spending, but more social freedoms: Republicans: less spending, but less social freedoms. Libertarians carry the best things from both parties.

redleg65
07/29/15 9:12 pm

As Conservative, a blind man can immediately tell who is with each party with one or two words. Dem support Pro-choice, GOp pro Life, Dem support more govt, Gop want less. Every year every speech.. Need someone in the middle.. Last 7 years: Ugh

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L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/29/15 7:29 pm

Technically Ron Paul should count in this.

I voted for Gary Johnson. Not because I thought he would win but because of principle.

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
07/29/15 7:40 pm

Technically, Ron Paul is a republican.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/29/15 7:43 pm

Right but technically Ron Paul is a libertarian. Lol. The word can be used both ways.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
07/29/15 8:05 pm

Um, no. He ran as a republican in the 2012 presidential race. If he was a libertarian then he would've ran as a libertarian.

bowtieguy wishin I was fishin
07/29/15 8:30 pm

He ran as a republican to get more votes, but he still had all the libertarian views

Abolitionist Voice of the people
07/29/15 8:31 pm

Ok. So he was a libertarian who ran as republican to get votes.....what a fraud.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/29/15 8:33 pm

Nope. I thought everyone understood much if not all of his is based on libertarian values and the only reason he ran republican was to increase his chances. I think we all know running 3rd party is more to gain support and spread the message.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/29/15 8:36 pm

And you can stfu about Ron Paul being a fraud. The libertarian party of today is what the Republican Party use to be. Ron Paul has been in the game for awhile and has stuck to his values through the changing of the Republican Party.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/29/15 8:38 pm

He's an honest man who didn't sell out his policy to accommodate big bank donations. He may be the most honest man to ever run republican.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
07/30/15 4:01 am

You can swallow Ron Paul's balls you want but that don't change the fact that he's a fraud if he's a libertarian who ran as a republican.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/30/15 11:37 am

He was a libertarian that ran as a libertarian under the Republican Party. He didnt change his policies. He wasnt lying about what he believed to try to deceive anyone. He had always been in the Republican Party while holding libertarian views.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/30/15 11:37 am

Again the libertarian party of today is a lot like the old Republican Party.

evoecon nearest binary system
07/29/15 7:18 pm

John Anderson. I could not support Carter and I was not conservative, yet.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
07/29/15 7:15 pm

I voted for Gary. Love that guy.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
07/30/15 8:21 am

Gary Johnson. You know all these surveys/quizzes you can take to match you with a candidate?

4 years ago Gary and I were 90% social and 85% economy.... I saw a glimps of him this year but not much really.

bnnt Los Angeles
07/29/15 6:13 pm

Libertarian since 2002.
The two main parties are ridiculous. They both focus on narrow tested 'catchphrase' issues to get votes and then screw everything up. The two-party system is a failure and people should wake up to it!

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mikemain OKC
07/29/15 6:04 pm

Our political system is broken.

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RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
07/29/15 5:33 pm

I voted Libertarian in the last VA gubernatorial election.

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RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
07/29/15 5:36 pm

Ugh...I know. I never said it was a great decision. I met Sarvis. I liked him, but he didn't stand a chance.

user321 Indiana
07/29/15 5:47 pm

It WAS a good decision! If everybody thinks like that, nothing will ever change.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 5:47 pm

Don't know much about him. I wasn't such a big fan of Cuccinelli either, though I guess I would have preferred him.

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
07/29/15 6:00 pm

Cuccinelli was deplorable. User321, I agree. It's going to be a long time, and it may happen. In this election, Sarvis received even less votes than his expected...7% I think? Honestly, I liked Sarvis the most, but he had no chance.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 6:04 pm

Little secret: totally supported Terry against my own party.

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
07/29/15 6:08 pm

Honestly, I can't blame you. I liked neither candidate. I'm a Republican, but I consider myself socially moderate (fiscally very conservative). Cuccinelli is extreme right socially. Too far for me.

nicnerd
08/02/15 12:30 pm

I voted for Sarvis as well, there was absolutely no way that I could sleep at night if I had cast a ballot for Cuccinelli

osouless Whats Next
07/29/15 5:15 pm

So have i ever wated my bote? No. No i haven't.

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osouless Whats Next
07/29/15 5:15 pm

Wasted* my *vote

getupbaby South City
07/31/15 10:05 am

Half the country "wasted" their vote when they voted for Dubya TWO different times. Voting for the lessor of two evils is still voting evil.

Rekulare Southern California
07/29/15 4:49 pm

Yes and I'm already a part of one. It's the Green Party.

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AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 4:18 pm

When I first saw my poll featured a few hours ago I was confused because I thought someone had copied my question.

I'm not the brightest.

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theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 5:29 pm

Perk up lieutenant, that's no attitude to have. The Asset has featured your poll, you must defend it!

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 5:33 pm

Today's been my best day yet for followers... who are now going to be bored by my constitutional amendments theme.

Update on that: probably going to go to fourteen and then do the other half another time.

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 7:54 pm

Lol. Try some pop culture things like the Taylor swift / nicki fight or something. Also, I can maybe help you get more followers if u want, we can promo each other

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 7:59 pm

Nah, I don't need the promotion, but thank you. :)

I couldn't do pop culture if I wanted to, I'm tragically outside the loop. Politics is my hobby... because obviously I'm cool. :/

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 9:16 pm

XD yeah bro we wolves don't concern ourselves with crazy pop stars

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 4:16 pm

Actually not, not yet anyway.
Btw grats on getting featured!

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AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 4:20 pm

Thanks mate! WolfPack for the win! :D

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 4:26 pm

The Wolfpack shall take over... OWOO

dessy Indiana cornfield
07/29/15 4:07 pm

I identity and support Green. But I have to vote for democrat which isn't too far from my ideology.

ArceusBlitz Left wing Libertarian
07/29/15 3:31 pm

I identified as independent, then green party, and now as a left-wing libertarian. A third party has no chance of ever winning an election

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johnnycub Bronx
07/29/15 3:46 pm

Not unless you keep voting for them and spread the message.

dessy Indiana cornfield
07/29/15 4:08 pm

People been spreading the message for years. Too many people are stuck on the 2-party system.

ShawPPM1214 Washington
07/29/15 3:25 pm

I've voted for third parties and wrote in a couple times for local stuff. For national and big state races I tend to stay with the main parties.

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
07/29/15 3:25 pm

I couldn't stomach either GW or John Kerry. So I voted 3rd party.

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skinner Wisconsin
07/29/15 3:17 pm

No, they are unelectable. It's better to stick with the more reliable ideological options provided by the Democratic and Republican Parties.

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getupbaby South City
07/29/15 3:20 pm

They've been reliable so far, right?

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
07/29/15 3:25 pm

That's what they're counting on

Mallindine VC Representative
07/29/15 3:17 pm

Does Ron or Rand Paul count as libertarian? (Even though they are technically republican)

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TheHappyZombie Pittsburgh. deb8 me
07/29/15 3:26 pm

Ron originally ran as a libertarian, and is a strict constitutionalist, so I would think so. Rand I think has only ever run as Republican

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
07/29/15 3:03 pm

Libertarian Party FTW! "Plotting to take over the world... so that we can leave you alone!"

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NuclearIowa Des Moines, Iowa
07/30/15 3:14 pm

Holy shit I found another Iowa libertarian

meb1 somewhere in MN
07/29/15 2:48 pm

Yes, for governor of Minnesota. (Jesse Ventura.). We know how well that turned out.

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johnnycub Bronx
07/29/15 2:38 pm

I was only able to vote in the 2014 midterms, and I voted libertarian. I'll probably only ever vote libertarian.

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meb1 somewhere in MN
08/01/15 12:03 pm

Yes, Jesse was pretty much a failure. I don't think he ever figured he'd win, and had no real plan. Then he ticked off all the "media jackals" and they never left him alone.

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 2:19 pm

Green Party. every time.

and before you post - don't confuse popular vote for the way the electoral college works. the idea that a third party has even "stolen votes" from a candidate is not true.

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kermie gaytopia
07/29/15 2:47 pm

Eh, it's at least possible Gore would have won Florida, and thereby the electoral college, without Nader siphoning votes. I vote third party too, I'm just saying it's not totally untrue.

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 2:52 pm

it's very very thin. nader's book "Crashing the Party" does a great job dispelling it. and discussing the voting counts in FL.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/29/15 2:53 pm

The 2000 election was a strange one...

kermie gaytopia
07/29/15 3:36 pm

Yeah, I wouldn't necessarily trust his own book to accurately illuminate the situation.

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 4:00 pm

I worked for Nader in VT during his two elections. I don't think anyone else at that time would be qualified to dispel those notions given the circumstances because - no one wanted to. major media outlets, the thuggery of the two parties...

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 4:02 pm

as it got close to November in 2000 and 2004, it was blatant how badly both parties wanted him out. the methods ranged from harassment to property damage to threats. I had a reference a long time ago about the whole FL/Dade county count...

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 4:04 pm

regarding independent votes, etc...and it wasn't close either way taking the whole "hanging chad" thing off the table.

anyways my point - I do think his insight represents the best *perspective* we can get about it because quite simply...

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/29/15 4:04 pm

no one else on either aisle wants to talk about it

kermie gaytopia
07/29/15 7:48 pm

That's true. And you would know more about that specific situation than I would. I'm just saying third parties affecting the outcome of races isn't negligible. Just look at Perot. But that isn't a reason not to vote third party.

krayzewolf New Hampshire
07/29/15 2:15 pm

Yep. I supported and voted for Gary Johnson in 2012, and will gladly definitely do it again when it inevitably comes down to Clinton Vs. Bush.

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genuflect University of Minnesota
07/29/15 1:49 pm

Independence Party of Minnesota

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Mark3
07/29/15 1:45 pm

Helped found, supported, was chairman of, was elected as a, attended presidential conventions of the Libertarian party.
So yes.

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Kneske College Station, TX
07/29/15 1:58 pm

And I'm a 19 year old Libertarian...I need your phone number!

Mark3
07/29/15 2:06 pm

Kneske, you need the # of your local party.

Mark3
07/29/15 2:11 pm

800 422 1776
You want to know the way to get elected to office? That's short and sweet, as taught to me by Paul Weyrich and Phyllis Schlaffley.
You should have seen their faces when they learned I was a libertarian.

GenericProfile Custom Tags Are Gay
07/29/15 1:44 pm

Libertarian master race.

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