Will You Cross Party Lines This Election Or Vote Straight?

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  1. Ed Wilson

    Ed Wilson Very Well-Known Member
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    I'll be voting the Republican ticket except for Attorney General in PA who is Democrat. He's a real tenacious bastard if you are a bad actor. I would not want him after me. I don 't see what party has to do with his job anyway.
     
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    Straight red except for a couple of local-yokels.
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    I'm not voting for Senator Susan Collins, but neither will I be voting for the Democrat running against her. There is a somewhat conservative running as an independent who seems to be kind of a flake, and doesn't have a chance of winning, but at least I can vote with a good conscience. With ranked-choice voting in Maine, it's hard to tell how it might play out. In 2018, the incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin received the most votes but lost the election due to RCV.

    When ranked-choice-voting comes up in your state, you might want to oppose it. Voters are asked to vote for their first choice, second choice, third choice, and so on. If you have only one choice, as will be the case when I vote for president this year, your vote counts only on the first round. If your candidate doesn't get more than 50% of the vote, your ballot is not counted. On close elections, the winner is chosen by those who don't really care who wins. Supposedly, there's a formula that they use, but no one really understands it, I assume, because the Secretary of State's office issues contradictory explanations of how it should be done. Basically, what seems to be happening is that we vote on election day and, if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the Secretary of State's office picks the winner, and we don't find out who won until a couple of weeks later. Bad idea.
     
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  4. Terry Coywin

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    Straight party lines for me this time around.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    We have voted the straight GOP ticket at the Town Civic Center's drop-in Ballot Box.

    Hal & Judy
     
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  6. John Brunner

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    I hate to say that I'm voting straight party line.

    I never used to, but I cannot give Democrats another vote towards destroying my state and this nation. And because of that, none of the candidates are held to any standards whatsoever.

    If I were a cynical person, I'd swear that we're all being played.
     
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  7. Al Amoling

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    I'll be voting RED RemoveEveryDemocRAT.......They don't care a whit about you, your family or your livelihood.
     
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