Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on September 20, 2011
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People ask me what’s different about my website than all the others out there. In as few words as possible: it’s immediate campaign reform! Write-in voting provides the ability to buck the system.
If we have to wait for politicians to enact legislation that will change how special interests can promote their agendas through our politicians, it will never happen. That’s like expecting the wolf to give up his chicken coop.
We, the people always had the power. Why did we give it up? Because of the A-B vote. The A-B vote is “Anybody But”… We keep voting for one candidate just to prevent the other one from getting in. Is that kind of strategy really working for us?
If the special interests are behind the scenes, running the show, and we can’t really know who is funding whom because of the extra “special” class of Super PAC supporters, then who is really running our government? We do not know for certain, but we can be pretty sure they are up to no good. Otherwise, we would not be in the predicament we are in.
How has the write-in vote worked in the past? Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, and considered one of the top ten best presidents, swept away the competition in the New Hampshire primary in 1952 with write-in votes, even without being present. He later won the Massachusetts primary with 254,898 write-in votes. Again, in 1956, Dwight Eisenhower won the Republican Massachusetts presidential primary with 51,951 write-ins. This is just one example, though there are others, where a write-in went all the way to the Presidency.
I will continue to give examples of successful write-in candidates as time progresses toward the presidential primaries.
Not all the states have chosen their dates for primaries or caucuses, but so far, the earliest are as follows:
December 5, 2011: Iowa Caucuses
December 13, 2011: New Hampshire Primary
December 17, 2011: Nevada Caucuses and South Carolina Republican Primary
Remember, that this election isn’t just about a president. It’s also about 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in Congress. Write-in voting can be used for every position when the people listed on the ballot just aren’t cutting it in Congress for you.