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Response to Gothmog (Reply #49)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 08:49 PM

50. Are there any third-party candidates in the race?

In the past, I have avoided marking a straight party ballot for one simple reason:

If there is a race where there is no Democrat for a particular office, and the choices are between a Republican or a third-party candidate then in those instances I will vote for the third-party candidate so that the Republican will know that I am opposed to them.

Marking a straight party ballot doesn't give me the opportunity to expression my opposition to the Republican running for that specific office. In addition, if the race is for a statewide office and that candidate receives 5% or more of the total vote then that party is automatically included on the ballot in the following election (I may be off on some of the details).

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