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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2016, 11:39 AM

1. While I agree with you...

This trend wont change. Especially because while the numbers didn't support recognition federally, the third-party candidates made ground in certain states.

For example, Michigan. It's been all over the news that because Johnson and the Libertarian party pulled in enough votes to meet the state criteria they will now have their candidates listed during the primary and they will be recognized in state held debates.

Basically... they aren't going anywhere.

Unofficial state results show that third-party candidates in Michigan earned a combined 233,249 votes compared with 51,136 in 2012 — more than double the 108,944 third-party votes cast in 2000 when the Green Party’s Ralph Nader garnered 84,165 votes.


We need to do better at swinging these votes.

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