What if no one votes? When does voting tip from being not worth it to being worth it according...
to Game Theory? In the book "Gaming the Vote" it says that:
In 1844, an abolitionist spoiler put a slave-owner in the White House.
In 1848, a former Democratic president sabotages the Democratic Party’s changes.
In 1884, a Prohibition Party candidate helped elect a supposedly “ally of the saloon.”
In 1912, a former Republican candidate prevented the reelection of a Republican president.
In 2000, a consumer and environmental advocate elected the favored candidate of corporate America.
I think all these examples listed display the need for a balance and that when one party or the other operates on the extreme side of their given party, the results from each would marginally be familiar with the other and niether gets what they wish. We need a balance, and people need not to support their chosen parties but rather support what is best for the majority and not what "works" for the powers that be. As you show political games are nothing new, the difference is the game board has expanded to places that only a select few players get to move their pieces!
by Ralph Schwartz 3 hours ago
The story sounds like a headline ripped from a third-world nation. Election supervisors illegally adding votes, more and more votes appearing from hidden alcoves, and when challenged, Brenda Snipes is refusing to allow anyone to see or count the votes. Florida election laws are violated...
by My Esoteric 6 weeks ago
The following list is just a small selection of the many ways conservatives are trying to suppress minority voting. From https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/20/opinions … ndex.html:1 - "In rural Randolph County, Georgia, the local board of elections (all two members -- a third recently...
by Man from Modesto 5 years ago
Do you research candidates before voting? How could anyone vote for Romney or Obama?I wrote articles about a local Modesto mayoral election in 2012. Though I was on the first Google results page for the biggest search phrases on Google (and there weren't too many!), only a few dozen read the...
by chanroth 7 years ago
Just happen to read the news today, 67% say they are voting for another candidate, 27% said yes and the rest is not sure. Therefore, what is your opinion, well you vote?
by ptosis 2 years ago
If Trump & Clinton are so despised then why not vote third party?The Founding Fathers were vehemently against a national party (faction) system, especially a two-party model. 2016 3rd party Prez candidates; Darrell Castle, Gary Johnson, Chris Keniston and Jill Stein. Sanders...
by ahorseback 2 years ago
When 90 + percent of blacks voted for Pres. Obama in the last election , That tells me something important in the whole "racism " accusation-al debate ! Just who is the REAL RACIST ? Answer the question first before...
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