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freepcrusher
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« on: November 18, 2012, 07:59:24 pm »

Where in a national election, a candidate can run under different parties. For instance, a democrat could run under the Green, Peace and Freedom or any party and the republican could also run on the constitution, A3P, libertarian etc. New York for decades has always done this.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 09:38:38 pm »

What's the appeal of fusion voting exactly?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 09:11:02 am »

What's the appeal of fusion voting exactly?

So people can vote for severely conservative Republican governor Mitt Romney on the Conservative line (or Constitution line or whatever) or former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who compromised with Democrats and was an independent during Reagan-Bush on the Republican line.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 01:27:30 pm »

What's the appeal of fusion voting exactly?

So people can vote for severely conservative Republican governor Mitt Romney on the Conservative line (or Constitution line or whatever) or former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who compromised with Democrats and was an independent during Reagan-Bush on the Republican line.

Got it. I'd say there are many better systems for 3rd party representation then. If this is the only viable option, I'd support it. I wouldn't mind seeing the Greens or Libertarians screwing someone out of a presidency occasionally.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 03:17:48 am »

We have fusion voting here, tho it can be a bit of a minefield.  South Carolina's sore loser law means that a party can be kept from running its nominee if that nominee enters the nomination process of another party and loses.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 12:27:31 pm »

Didn't Reagan and at least 41 run as candidates from the RtL Party in New York?
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 07:41:28 pm »

If multi third parties nominate the same candidate that would be fantastic. Not sure if that is allowed under the current electoral laws.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 11:04:08 pm »

Didn't Reagan and at least 41 run as candidates from the RtL Party in New York?

In 2000, Gore had the endorsement of the Democratic, Liberal and Working Families Parties; Bush ran on the Republican and Conservative lines, and Buchanan was the candidate of the Right to Life and Buchanan Reform parties. Twelve parties had ballot access in New York in that election.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 07:48:16 am »

Absolutely in favor of, because I'd love to see the Working Families Party expand nationwide.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:13:09 am »

Didn't you kind of see that with William Jennings Bryan running as a Democrat and a Populist in 1896?
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 07:57:20 pm »

I have that in New York and it makes no sense. You're voting for the same guy, and it's ballot space that could be either not used, used for senate race space or another race, or for third parties. Or write-in. Since I live in a non-swing state, I can, say, write-in FDR with no problem Curly
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 07:13:01 pm »

Couldn't care less.
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