Strategic voting pitfalls

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Re: Strategic voting pitfalls

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George+ wrote:Guess ya want Harper, then?

The man of controversy, lies and deceit.



Well.. I'm going to vote for the candidate in my riding that I feel best voice my concerns in Ottawa. I don't think it's going to be the young guy with nice hair who lived off of daddy's trust fund Or Mulcair... Whom BTW is MORE of a deceitful liar than Harper.

Maybe , I'll vote Green .. Who knows G ? I have the time to make up my OWN mind.
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Maybe read Party of One.
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I Think wrote:Lv, you keep calling NDP supporters
Only really dumb people
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Because anyone who votes NDP isn't very bright. I realize that this is a hard concept for you to grasp, for obvious reasons.
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George+ wrote:Maybe read Party of One.


can I borrow your copy George? I need some starter paper for my wood stove. And I'm low on toilet paper.
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George+ wrote:Guess ya want Harper, then?

The man of controversy, lies and deceit.


Why would voting Liberal mean people want Harper? I would think that NOT voting NDP serves two purposes, you vote Liberal instead, which is a much better party, and you don't get the lies and decent of the NDP anywhere near power. Win win!
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This BS about strategic voting is all about the NDP.
No Liberal votes NDP to get rid of Harper.

I got a feeling that these "strategists" will be home eating Cheerios watching a marathon of Portlandia come election day.
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Actually you strategic vote to get more
Liberals and NDP.

Otherwise, get Harper.

Go back to the 2011 results and think about it.
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It's a new era george+ we are 2015. The NDP rose from obscurity in a flash and is sinking as quickly.
The orange wave is fini.
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You wish.

Must vote for second place party in Cons. riding, last election or get Conservatives, again.

This will elect Liberals and NDP.
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    George+ wrote:Actually you strategic vote to get more
    Liberals and NDP.

    Otherwise, get Harper.

    Go back to the 2011 results and think about it.
So let's say we end up with a hung parliament and the Liberals and Conservatives have about the same number of seats. However, the Conservatives have a higher percentage of the popular vote because some Liberal supporters took your advice and voted for the NDP. See what you've done? Besides, I really don't want the NDP in so if I took your advice about strategic voting I would vote Conservative just to make sure that the NDP lost. But I won't take your advice. I will vote Liberal because I believe that is the best option for the country right now.
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George+ wrote:
This will elect Liberals and NDP.


The fewer NDP elected as possible is the best strategy anyone could follow, anywhere.
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If the Liberals and Conservatives have about the same number of seats but the Conservatives have a higher popular vote because some Liberals took George's advice and voted NDP then the Governor General, and the public at large, might look at the results and determine that the Conservatives form the government. That's one pitfall of the strategic voting strategy that George is promoting. I believe the strategic voting strategy is simply an NDP strategy and it will fail just like the NDP itself will fail again.
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Taking George's advice on pretty much anything would be a serious mistake. Do you not remember the whole teachers strike. Following George's advice and they would still be on strike.
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Urbane and a couple of his right wing buddies,
do not understand strategic voting.

It would actually help both the Liberals and the NDP..

In Urbane's riding, the Conservatives will easily win, again,
unless the other parties cooperate by voting for whomever was
in second place last election.

Worked very well in Alberta... Totally got rid of the Conservatives.
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