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have you ever voted for someone solely based on their party?

Old 08-15-08, 10:49 AM
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have you ever voted for someone solely based on their party?

I've always wondered what would happen if ballots just had a candidate's name, and not their political party. it's one thing if you're a republican or democrat and voted for a candidate because you already knew they were a republican or democrat, but how many people wouldn't know who to vote for if the ballot didn't have an (R) or a (D) next to their name.
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Old 08-15-08, 10:53 AM
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Yes in certain state and local elections. The Republicans are always heavy underdogs so a lot of times I'll throw my vote their way. I think it's more to do with the fact that I pretty much never vote for incumbents because every politician in office in my state sucks.
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Old 08-15-08, 10:55 AM
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just for further clarification:

if you only plan on voting for republicans, but know all the republicans are on the ballot before voting, that doesn't count.

if you only plan on voting for republicans, but you need the little (R) next to the name, otherwise, you'd have no clue who to vote for, that's what I'm talking about.
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Old 08-15-08, 11:13 AM
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Yes.

I was young and needed the money.
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Old 08-15-08, 11:19 AM
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No, I've never voted for someone without at least reading their BS write-up in the voters' pamphlet. I bring a list with me so all my thinking is done ahead of time.

This would be like voting "Yes" on all the initiatives simply because you consider yourself a positive person.
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Old 08-15-08, 11:59 AM
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I probably did the first couple times I voted.

Party affiliation shouldn't be listed on the ballot.
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