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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Voting in the DC Statehood/Green Party primary is like voting for a Soviet

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." - Joseph Stalin

Years ago, during my misguided radical leftie days, I registered with the DC Statehood/Green Party and haven't remembered to transfer to a real party since. For those who don't live in DC, yes, there is actually a political party dedicated to making Washington DC the 51st state (Ha! Yea right) whose membership was so low that they merged with the Green Party. That might sound like the Pissant Party merging with the Douchebag Party, but such is our present state of affairs.

And since the primaries were today---the REAL election in a city where Democrats are the only ones who ever win---I had a ballot with one Statehood/Green candidate for each seat in my local government.

That's right, each seat (Mayor, City Council, House Delegate, etc.) had ONE (1) CANDIDATE, with a useless option of writing in opposing names. So I ended up voting for Abe Vigoda, Steve Guttenberg and Danny Devito.

Wasn't there an election in Iraq like this back when Saddam was in power?
I love Voter Apathy! It is the true problem of this world, Look at your blog not a single comment. As an election Judge I watched the parade of people on tuesday file in to vote, Average age somewhere around 65. I could not help to chuckle at all those who I hear complain all the time about how the current administration could be elected,

On another note there could never be more than two parties in the US, Election officiating requires a dem and rep for every job. Anything done must be represented by someone from each party so that no cheating can occur. Could you imagine 3, 4, 5 or more people doing that? I guess the only solution is to make those who cannot vote judges since they are impartial: Minor's, Aliens, and convicts. That's a sound solution!
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