The Freelance Traveller (freetrav) wrote,
The Freelance Traveller

Still More On Voting

Having secure my moral right to bitch for the next four years, I'm just going to say that the ballot this year SUCKED.  With all the cross-endorsements for parties that represent things that I cannot in good conscience allow my vote to endorse even indirectly, a good third of the races on the ballot available to me were either no-votes (because all of the candidates were endorsed by no-vote parties), or 'uncontested' (because only one candidate wasn't endorsed by a no-vote party).  This is by far the worst I have seen in twenty-three years of voting eligibility.  And all of the parties were either taken over by their extremist wings, or are by their very nature extremist on their central issue.  Where in bloody blue blazes are the MODERATES, fercryinoutloud?

(For the record: I consider anyone endorsed by the Socialist Workers' Party, the Working Families Party, or the Right-to-Life party to be unsuitable for receiving my vote.  There were fifteen races (counting vote-for-more-than-one races as multiple races, one for each vote to the position I am permitted to cast), and three of them were no-votes and two 'uncontested'.)
Tags: americana, politics
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