First some observations;
In most states in America it’s a foregone conclusion whether the Republican or Democratic nominee will win the General Election.
A large number of individuals have taken to social media to voice their disgust with both candidates, most reluctantly throwing their support to one or the other based on their deeper dislike of the alternate candidate.
Most people are reluctant to not for for one of the two main party candidates as they consider their vote wasted.
So what do we do with these observations?
The choices have only gotten this bad because the parties at primary time fear the rabid base more than moderate middle. Â They know that America is voting either Republican or Democrat, and they play to their bases. Â What if we had another choice? Â This is where we enter circular logic. Â We can’t vote for a third party because we’d be wasting our vote, yet we need to get their numbers up so we can have a viable alternative choice.
But most of us live in states that are pretty much predetermined. So even if a large portion of us vote for an off party candidate the General Election remains the same but we have sent a message to the major parties.. A third party candidate is becoming viable, we don’t like the choices you are giving us.
With high enough numbers, they’ll be in future debates… they can start to influence change. Â Money in elections could see a weakening in their position, Big lobbies could become less influential. Â All the things we claim to hate, we can change by voting off party and not voting for a candidate we dislike… and not waste our vote. Â And, this election isn’t altered.
Share this hashtag #voteoffparty. Â Lets get it trending, and see if we can influence some change.