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Old 09-27-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Does anyone know if the Colorado ballot allows you to do a write-in ballot for President?
Without turning this into a political discussion, neither major party has given me a candidate I can vote for.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Sure but you might as well not vote as a write in as 0% chance of winning the state.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Sure but you might as well not vote as a write in as 0% chance of winning the state.

Understand, but I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.
With our electoral college set up most votes don't count anyway.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Understand, but I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.
With our electoral college set up most votes don't count anyway.
Then go for it!

But keep in mind there will never be a perfect candidate as we are human with human flaws. Even your write in person.

As far as the electoral college. Its set up so states like Colorado have a say in national politics and its not just the populous states like California or Texas. In fact President Obama and Romney have been to Pueblo this year and that would not be the case if we did not have the electoral college.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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Then go for it!

But keep in mind there will never be a perfect candidate as we are human with human flaws. Even your write in person.

As far as the electoral college. Its set up so states like Colorado have a say in national politics and its not just the populous states like California or Texas. In fact President Obama and Romney have been to Pueblo this year and that would not be the case if we did not have the electoral college.

Not looking for the perfect candidate, just one that has not sold out to the banksters.
Maybe someone that does not believe corporations are people.
Bernie Saunders perhaps.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think the Libertarian candidate, What's His Name Johnson, will be on the ballot.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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According to Ballot Access, Colorado Has 16 Presidential Candidates, Tied for Most Crowded Presidential General Election Ballot in U.S. History
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This year, Colorado will have sixteen presidential candidates listed on its ballot, the highest number of presidential candidates on a general election in U.S. history. . .
Colorado has five qualified parties, and those parties’ nominees, of course, are on the ballot automatically. They are the Democratic, Republican, Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties.

Then there are eleven candidates who qualified by paying the $500 fee and submitting a list of presidential elector candidates. They include four parties with “socialist” or “socialism” in their name: the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Socialist Equality Party, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate in Colorado is Gloria LaRiva, because the party’s actual presidential candidate, Peta Lindsey, is under age 35. Then there are two independent presidential candidates: Jill Reed of Wyoming, and Sheila Tittle of Virginia.

Finally, there are four other minor parties: Justice Party, running Rocky Anderson; Peace & Freedom, running Roseanne Barr; Objectivist, running Tom Stevens; American Third Position, running Merlin Miller; and America’s Party, running Tom Hoefling. . .
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Eddyline wrote: Understand, but I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.
With our electoral college set up most votes don't count anyway.


I'm with you Eddy. I hate to admit it, but I'm likley to go the route of voting for Obama the lessor of two evils, by the very slightest of margins. With the country so evenly divided, we gotta get rid of that electoral college crap or we could end up with yet another president who gets less of the popular votes than the losing candidate. And that didn't work out so well the last time around.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Not looking for the perfect candidate, just one that has not sold out to the banksters.
Maybe someone that does not believe corporations are people.
Bernie Saunders perhaps.
As long as you realize that he has no chance of winning and no one will notice then I say go for it. Personally I am going to watch the debate(s) then decide who to vote for between the two main candidates. As of now I am still undecided.

Speaking of debates, ans this is a little off topic but not my much, but people reading this in Denver or going to Denver this Wednesday during the debate plan for traffic as I-25 will be closed by DU from 5 pm till 10 pm. Traffic in the Denver area should be a nightmare.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Eddyline wrote: Not looking for the perfect candidate, just one that has not sold out to the banksters

Are there ANY politicians at the national level who haven't sold out to the banksters, or some other corporate interest?
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