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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeet_man, Oct 30, 2008.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Just curious about something. If a candidate is listed on both the republican and conservative lines, does the vote count no matter which line you pick (in other words, if you vote the conservative line, will republican and conservative votes for that candidate be lumped together for a final total)?

    I'd rather vote the conservative line (maybe if more people voted conservative than republican it'd send a message as to what segment of the voting base they got elected by), but am worried that if I voted for McCain on the conservative line (assuming he is there) that it wouldn't count toward his republican total.

    Make sense?
     
  2. BrowningGal

    BrowningGal TS Member

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    Makes no sense at all. I've never seen a ballot with "conservative" or "liberal" labels. The only labels I've ever seen used are party affiliations... in other words, democrat, republican, independent, libertarian, etc.
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps I was wrong, its been 4 years since the last time I voted for a president :-D Will try and find a sample ballot online to see if I remember correctly,.
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    fish on, stop the boat
     
  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    definitely not a troll, a legit question. Maybe my thinking was wrong though, but I could have sworn each endorsement (democrat, liberal, green, conservative, republican, working families, ect) had its own line for each candidite.
     
  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    i was right, each endorsement has its own line on the ballot (we have lever voting machines, that may explain why you didn't know what I was talking about, according to wikipedia, NY is the only state that uses these machines anymore).

    At any rate, this is from the local paper:

    # Push down. There is a metal pointer above each name. To vote for a candidate, push down the pointer. Some candidates have been endorsed by more than one party and will appear on more than one line, but you can only vote for them once.


    From the way its written, it appears that your vote counts for the candidate no matter which endorsement line you pick.
     
  7. CharlesK80

    CharlesK80 Member

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    Cubancigar...best one line stopper this year. LOL. Way best!
     
  8. Dove Commander

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    Hey charlie, serial number?????
     
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