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If you are voting Libertarian this time, check out the slew of state-wide offices in which Libertarians are running: http://lpgeorgia.com/candidates.php

Chuck Donovan
U.S. Senate
Website: DonovanForSenate.com
Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here

John Monds
Governor of Georgia
Website: VoteMonds.com

Dan Barber
Lieutenant Governor
Website: VoteDanBarber.com

Don Smart
Attorney General
Website: SmartForAttorneyGeneral.com

David Chastain
Secretary of State
Website: Chastain2010.com

William Costa
Commissioner of Labor
Website: WillCosta.org

Kira Willis
State School Superintendent
Website: WillisforStateSuper.com

Kevin Cherry
Commissioner of Agriculture
Website: CherryForAgriculture.com
Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here

Shane Bruce
Commissioner of Insurance and Fire Safety

Dr. James Sendelbach
Public Service Commission - District 2
Website: Sendelbach4PSC.com
Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here

Taylor Bryant
Richmond County School Board - District 6
Website: BryantForAugusta.com
 

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What's it take to run as a libertarian ? Just a personal declaration, filing fee, petition with many signatures ? does the lib party leaders have to do anything to let you use that affiliation on the ballot ?

I'm talking GA of course. Election rules in some other states give great power to the established parties, power to keep the 3rd parties out.
 

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What's it take to run as a libertarian ? Just a personal declaration, filing fee, petition with many signatures ? does the lib party leaders have to do anything to let you use that affiliation on the ballot ?

I'm talking GA of course. Election rules in some other states give great power to the established parties, power to keep the 3rd parties out.
All you have to do is lay down in a fetal position when it comes to illegal immigration.
 

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New2Atlanta said:
What's it take to run as a libertarian ? Just a personal declaration, filing fee, petition with many signatures ? does the lib party leaders have to do anything to let you use that affiliation on the ballot ?

I'm talking GA of course. Election rules in some other states give great power to the established parties, power to keep the 3rd parties out.
All you have to do is lay down in a fetal position when it comes to illegal immigration.
Yeah, because the Dems and Republicans have done such a bang up job. :roll:
 

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This time is not a matter of voting for the Republicans or for the Libertarians, it is to vote out the Demoncratats from office before they crash this country.
 

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cbp0229 said:
New2Atlanta said:
What's it take to run as a libertarian ? Just a personal declaration, filing fee, petition with many signatures ? does the lib party leaders have to do anything to let you use that affiliation on the ballot ?

I'm talking GA of course. Election rules in some other states give great power to the established parties, power to keep the 3rd parties out.
All you have to do is lay down in a fetal position when it comes to illegal immigration.
What part about an open borders policy means support of ILLEGAL immigration? Libertarians are for LEGAL immigration. Wanna come in? C'mon in, but we gotta know who you are and that you are here.

As someone else pointed out... Yeah, the republicans and democrats have done such a wonderful job. Maybe one day, someone will logically link the fact that Ds and Rs have been in power all this time and illegal immigration is their fault. You can point fault with libertarians all you want, they weren't running the show.
 

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This time is not a matter of voting for the Republicans or for the Libertarians, it is to vote out the Demoncratats from office before they crash this country.
Please.

This was said in 2000, in 2004, 2008, and every other election. The proper time to vote your conscience is NOW. Not next time. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
 

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No, cuz if we vote for the Libertarian, it'll like take votes from the Republican and make the Democrat win! Yeah! Can't vote for those damn Libertarians, they're just as bad as Democrats...

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/voted a straight Libertarian ticket on statewide elections
 

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Please.

This was said in 2000, in 2004, 2008, and every other election. The proper time to vote your conscience is NOW. Not next time. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
Yes, it's much better to vote 3rd party and end up with the greater of two evils. But at least you have the warm fuzzies of being able to say "hey, it's not my fault, I didn't vote for either of them"

On that note, are any of these guys polling better than low single digits?
 

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On that note, are any of these guys polling better than low single digits?
Looking for this same answer.... is there anyplace that has a breakdown on this?

I would vote pretty much straight Libertarian but in certain Rep/Dem races with a super low digit Libertarian I might have to go with the Rep. to pull him over the top.

i.e. Monds is getting my vote because he's in line with my views and I don't think either Deal or Barnes will get a majority. Maybe having to have a run off in each one of these races will teach them they are not far enough right...
 

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dunkel said:
On that note, are any of these guys polling better than low single digits?
Looking for this same answer.... is there anyplace that has a breakdown on this?

I would vote pretty much straight Libertarian but in certain Rep/Dem races with a super low digit Libertarian I might have to go with the Rep. to pull him over the top.

i.e. Monds is getting my vote because he's in line with my views and I don't think either Deal or Barnes will get a majority. Maybe having to have a run off in each one of these races will teach them they are not far enough right...
Yes, I often pick my candidates as if I'm betting on a horse race. I mean you have to pick the candidate that is going to win... and people wonder why nothing will ever change...
 

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I voted for the R for gov.

Couple reasons, R sends a message to DC in these tough times,

gov and his law making authority don't matter much in my life,

however, gov appoints lots of folks that actually run the state and they need to be R's.
 

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dunkel said:
Please.

This was said in 2000, in 2004, 2008, and every other election. The proper time to vote your conscience is NOW. Not next time. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
Yes, it's much better to vote 3rd party and end up with the greater of two evils. But at least you have the warm fuzzies of being able to say "hey, it's not my fault, I didn't vote for either of them"
Yes, it is to better to go ahead and vote for the greater of two evils... if you are voting for evil, don't drag it out, get it over with. The end result is the same. Oh, wait, you don't want that much evil in YOUR lifetime, pass the buck down the line so your kids and grandkids will have to deal with the evil you brought them.

Do you get warm fuzzies for evil? Seriously? Do you?
 

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Couple reasons, R sends a message to DC in these tough times,
Not really. Just says you don't want socialism to come at you THIS fast. Folks could send a real message, "We're firing both of you", but no, won't happen, everyone has been divided for so long that they can't see that we all play for the same team.
 

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This conversation illustrates while we will never fix anything until we having voting reform to allow preferential voting. Even people sympathetic to individualism won't vote that way until they know they can win. I hate that attitude, but it's reality.

Condorcet voting, ftw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method

Remember: the states get to choose how they elect electors for POTUS. Adopting preferential voting at the state level would be a huge benefit.
 

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Yes, it is to better to go ahead and vote for the greater of two evils... if you are voting for evil, don't drag it out, get it over with. The end result is the same. Oh, wait, you don't want that much evil in YOUR lifetime, pass the buck down the line so your kids and grandkids will have to deal with the evil you brought them.

Do you get warm fuzzies for evil? Seriously? Do you?
Ok so you're saying we should actually vote democrat?
 

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dunkel said:
JiG said:
Yes, it is to better to go ahead and vote for the greater of two evils... if you are voting for evil, don't drag it out, get it over with. The end result is the same. Oh, wait, you don't want that much evil in YOUR lifetime, pass the buck down the line so your kids and grandkids will have to deal with the evil you brought them.

Do you get warm fuzzies for evil? Seriously? Do you?
Ok so you're saying we should actually vote democrat?
Yes, if you are voting for evil, it's the best evil. Don't go substandard on your evil. Get everything you vote for, and get it all right now.
 

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Voting for the current Republican Party is essentially admitting that you don't want Progressivism but you will accept "Progressivism Light"........not me.

For those of you who think we (Libertarians, Independents etc.) vote the way we do so that we can stand back and say "it's not our fault, we didn't vote for that" well, you really just don't get it and if that is all your vote is worth to you I would encourage you to stay home on Tuesday and let the adults speak.

My vote is my voice and, as I would never use my voice to denigrate or dishonor my state or my country, nor will I use my vote to do the same.

We are where we are now because so-called conservatives have not held the Republicans feet to the fire and it goes back further than W and the last Republican Congress.

If you won't take a stand now, when?

The elitist, Washington ruling class is completely out of touch with the people they are supposed to represent. That's Republicans and Democrats.

ETA: A quick read on Republican Socialism..... http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=39144 (the comments are pretty interesting too)
 

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EJR914 said:
WakesSS said:
dunkel said:
On that note, are any of these guys polling better than low single digits?
Looking for this same answer.... is there anyplace that has a breakdown on this?

I would vote pretty much straight Libertarian but in certain Rep/Dem races with a super low digit Libertarian I might have to go with the Rep. to pull him over the top.

i.e. Monds is getting my vote because he's in line with <edit> MOST OF </edit> my views and I don't think either Deal or Barnes will get a majority. Maybe having to have a run off in each one of these races will teach them they are not far enough right...
Yes, I often pick my candidates as if I'm betting on a horse race. I mean you have to pick the candidate that is going to win... and people wonder why nothing will ever change...
Is the two party system supposed to change? As much as we relish our founding father's original ideas that's one that should be thrown out?
It wasn't an accident, it was designed to balance power. We just need to get the spineless, career politicians out of there. That is my goal. If it means voting for a Libertarian candidate that I do not agree with 100% or a Republican candidate I don't agree with 100% then so be it. I don't agree with all of the Libertarian platform so, to me, Libertarian is the lesser of two evils as well. (Albeit right now it's a heck of a lot closer!)

So should I sit at home or leave an empty ballot if I don't agree 100%??

We're missing the biggest part of this puzzle too. The lack of turnout. I CAN NOT believe how many people I KNOW that give you this befuddled look when you ask them who they are voting for. :?
And these are the same people that sit around and complain about ObamaCare, taxes, deficit, gas prices, our school district, etc... :banghead:
 
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