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 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 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...
by chanroth 6 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 Nicole Pellegrini 3 years ago
Is a vote for a third party candidate a "wasted vote"? Would you vote third-party for US President?Most people when discussing US presidential elections only talk about Democratic and Republican candidates. But what of the 3rd party candidates who might better reflect certain peoples'...
by Philip Cooper 3 years ago
Do you think Hilary Clinton will become the Democratic nomination in 2016?
by Jack Lee 2 years ago
Why are Clinton and Trump the front runners this election year?I'm baffled. According to polls, 70% of Americans say we are headed in the wrong direction. Yet, we have Clinton ahead in the Democratic primary. More over, on the GOP side, this was supposed to be the year of the people against the...
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