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To: Future Useless Eater
But, IF YOU Vote for Rick or Rick, you have most likely helped award ALL delegates TO ROMNEY because it is WINNER TAKE ALL!!!!

The ONLY way to NOT hand your SC delegates to ROMNEY is to consolidate all conservative votes behind the LEADING NON-ROMNEY

 

 
 
 
Is this the same as saying that if you vote 3rd Party or write in Sarah Palin in the General, then you might as well be voting for Obama? Because that line of reasoning is stupid.

If I lived in South Carolina, I would be proud to vote for Rick Perry.

22 posted on 01/18/2012 7:32:29 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
But, IF YOU Vote for Rick or Rick, you have most likely helped award ALL delegates TO ROMNEY because it is WINNER TAKE ALL!!!!

So, the GOP is getting Rick-rolled?

37 posted on 01/18/2012 8:05:28 AM PST by transducer
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To: Responsibility2nd
Is this the same as saying that if you vote 3rd Party or write in Sarah Palin in the General, then you might as well be voting for Obama? Because that line of reasoning is stupid.

That line of reasoning is mathematically correct.

Here is a simple example. Obama is running as a Democrat; however two equally viable Republicans (say, Cain and Gingrich) are opposing him. The elections will be 40% - 30% - 30% and Obama wins, even though majority of voters don't want him. Republicans together get more votes, but "together" doesn't count.

Because of that problem many new electoral systems are proposed by mathematicians. But for some reason politicians are not too eager to embrace them and start winning their positions fair and square.

67 posted on 01/18/2012 10:14:01 PM PST by Greysard
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