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A New Presidential Election Method


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A New Election Method  

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  1. 1. Vote for everyone you'd like to see as president. In this method of voting, the politician with the most total votes becomes president, barring a tie run-off.

    • Joe Biden
    • Donald Trump
    • Mike Pence
    • Kamala Harris
    • Hillary Clinton
    • Tim Kaine
    • Bernie Sanders
    • Ted Cruz
    • Marco Rubio
    • John Kasich
    • Bill Weld
    • Gary Johnson
    • Jill Stein
    • Howie Hawkins
    • Jo Jorgenson
    • Evan McMullin
    • Ben Carson
    • Jeb Bush
    • Rand Paul
    • Carly Fiorina
    • Mike Huckabee
    • Chris Christie
    • Jim Gilmore
    • Rick Santorum
    • Lindsey Graham
    • Elizabeth Warren
    • Michael Bloomberg
    • Pete Buttigieg
    • Amy Klobuchar
    • Tulsi Gabbard
    • Cory Booker
    • Beto O'Rourke
    • Andrew Yang
    • Julian Castro
    • Marianne Williamson
    • Jay Inslee
    • Steve Bullock
    • John Hickenlooper
    • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    • Andrew Cuomo
      0
    • Michelle Obama
    • Matt Gaetz
      0
    • Nikki Haley
    • Ron DeSantis
    • Rick Scott
    • Tim Scott
    • Donald Trump Jr
    • Liz Cheney
    • Kristi Noem
    • Mike Pompeo

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In this new Election method, primaries are tossed aside, and voters will vote for everyone that declares for the presidency prior to anyone dropping out. Voters are allowed to vote for as many candidates as they wish. The one with the most votes wins. In the even of a tie, those tied will face a run off. 

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7 minutes ago, Patine said:

Oh, @vcczar, I must say something here. I really must. You do have several Greens and Libertarians, and several people who'd like likely be overlooked, several trainwrecks waiting to happen, but you missed Rocky De La Fuente, despite my often carrying on about him and a new system where Primaries don't matter, and no, "other," option, was put, either either. In this case, unlike many others, I must protest.

In this poll these are the “only” candidates declaring in this hypothetical election. 

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12 minutes ago, Patine said:

Unfortunate. 😞

What new draconian registration laws would shut out all of the minor candidates you always see in every U.S. Presidential Election since the 1880's?

A poll which only allows 50 responses. I had dozens more people I wanted to add. 

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13 minutes ago, Dobs said:

I’m just now realizing that I didn’t check off John Kasich. That was my fault, definitely wanted to check him off. Apologies.

I noticed that and I was thinking, "Oh no, perhaps he's too moderate for Dobs." Glad to see you would have checked him off though. I probably missed some people myself anyways lol. 😄 

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27 minutes ago, DakotaHale said:

Why the lack of the forum's progressives for Jill Stein? What did she do?

I view her as a Russian plant but that's just me 😛 for speaking to RT and all that. As well as general nuttiness haha. 

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10 hours ago, Patine said:

 

 

Forgive me, but I'm not quite clear on why he's considered so praiseworthy (less repugnant, I can definitely see - but I don't grasp his selling points). Could someone please explain - from their opinions, of course - what these are viewed to be?

I can say being from the state of Ohio and seeing in particular the Ohio GOP’s transformation to a far right Cult like party, he pushed against that by numerous examples of bipartisanship, he was one of the few Republican governors to accept the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare, when Tamil Rice was shot and killed in Cleveland he created a bipartisan commission and worked closely with Nina Turner (who is a Sanders style Democrat) although he supported a vote to undercut our public workers unions when the state of Ohio overwhelmingly voted against it he admitted defeat and didn’t do underhanded tactics like Scott Walker in Wisconsin. He literally refused to show up to the Republican convention in his own state, deciding instead to meet with Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughters to talk about their father‘s legacy and how to continue it and has been one of if not the most consistent Republican that had stood against Trump. Now there are plenty of issues that I wholeheartedly disagree with him on, however he has shown to be a man of integrity Who seeks to serve all of the citizens and not just those who voted for him. 

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2 hours ago, Sean F Kennedy said:

I can say being from the state of Ohio and seeing in particular the Ohio GOP’s transformation to a far right Cult like party, he pushed against that by numerous examples of bipartisanship, he was one of the few Republican governors to accept the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare, when Tamil Rice was shot and killed in Cleveland he created a bipartisan commission and worked closely with Nina Turner (who is a Sanders style Democrat) although he supported a vote to undercut our public workers unions when the state of Ohio overwhelmingly voted against it he admitted defeat and didn’t do underhanded tactics like Scott Walker in Wisconsin. He literally refused to show up to the Republican convention in his own state, deciding instead to meet with Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughters to talk about their father‘s legacy and how to continue it and has been one of if not the most consistent Republican that had stood against Trump. Now there are plenty of issues that I wholeheartedly disagree with him on, however he has shown to be a man of integrity Who seeks to serve all of the citizens and not just those who voted for him. 

Also, Nina Turner is someone who was a speaker at the Green Party's 2016 convention.

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11 hours ago, DakotaHale said:

Why the lack of the forum's progressives for Jill Stein? What did she do?

For me, she went into the dog house once she seemed to be going after Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump. I understand she has to win over her voters, but the 2016 election was so close that she was doing about the most anti-progressive thing by helping Trump win. 

On top of this, she comes off as kind of looney sometimes which makes me question her ability to be president, if she becomes president. She didn't know some basic things about the government during a debate. 

I align more with the Green Party than the Democratic Party, but I see them more as a threat if they're indirectly helping Republicans by draining votes. I think the more integritous thing to do--and I'd do this if I were the Green nominee--is in any battleground state that I have no shot at winning, I'd sue to take myself off the ballot. In an era when the Republican party fluctuates between Neocon and RW Populist leadership, I see the priority as preventing these from taking hold of the government. What I want or prefer ideological--a Green Platform--is a much distant 2nd. 

I sort of think of Jill Stein as an unintentional terrorist of Democracy by sure virtue of her seeming to prefer Donald Trump to Democrats when she claims to be a left-wing politician. Photos of her in Russia sharing a table with Michael Flynn doesn't really help her image. Howie Hawkins was a lot better as a nominee. He didn't really attempt to be a bomb thrower. He knew Trump needed to be taken down. Thankfully the people did to.

I'll say this is my likablility for certain groups:

Progressive Politicians that aim to push the country in a socially left direction but don't use bombthrowing or suicide tactics > Democratic Socialists or Social Democrats > Liberals who maintain a liberal status quo > Moderate liberals > Centrists > Center-Right non-neocons > Progressive or any Left-Wing bombthrower that attacks LW politicians more than RW politicians in a way that helps the RW party take power > Neocons > RW Populists/Nationalists > Theocrats

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3 minutes ago, SilentLiberty said:

I find it odd I'm the only voter for Clinton

She's in a group of politicians that are Democrats that I would accept but would not be excited to vote for if I have a bunch of other left-wingers or Democrats to choose from. That is, in this format I would not vote for her. In a Clinton vs Trump, I would enthusiastically vote for her. 

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39 minutes ago, vcczar said:

If the 2nd place vote getting became VP, then we have a John Kasich/Egg McMuffin (auto correct for Evan McMullin) ticket. 

That’s so weird considering the majority of this forum leans left. Kasich is pretty moderate but McMullin is about as conservative as the rest of the GOP. Why so many votes? Because they were NeverTrumpers? Seems like a bad reason to vote for a candidate imo. 

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32 minutes ago, DakotaHale said:

That’s so weird considering the majority of this forum leans left. Kasich is pretty moderate but McMullin is about as conservative as the rest of the GOP. Why so many votes? Because they were NeverTrumpers? Seems like a bad reason to vote for a candidate imo. 

Yeah. The Never Trump label gives them an integrity boost to some. I respect them more but wouldn’t want them to be president. 

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8 hours ago, DakotaHale said:

That’s so weird considering the majority of this forum leans left. Kasich is pretty moderate but McMullin is about as conservative as the rest of the GOP. Why so many votes? Because they were NeverTrumpers? Seems like a bad reason to vote for a candidate imo. 

Well McMullin would be considered liberal on gay marriage, the death penalty, Trump, and the environment.

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