September 30, 2004

Using VotePair to vote in another state -- isn't that illegal? is the latest attempt by liberals to try to unduly influence the vote. is a new website set up to encourage Nader voters in key swing states to "swap" their vote with Kerry voters in other states -- figuring that they can swing the vote in those states toward Kerry and get a win for their candidate.

In vote-pairing, swing-state progressives whose first instinct might have been to vote for Nader or Cobb are paired with Democrats (and others whose first choice for President is Kerry) in 'safe' states where either Bush or Kerry has a decisive lead. Paired voters can communicate with each other and decide to vote strategically: swing-state participants for Kerry and safe-state participants for Nader or Cobb. As a result, the paired voters' support for progressive third parties is recorded in the popular vote and their preference for Kerry over Bush finds voice in the Electoral College.

Defeating Bush means redirecting the current Administration's aggressive unilateral foreign policy, protecting the environment and women's right to choose, and keeping Bush from stacking the Supreme Court and federal courts with right-wing judges like Justices Scalia and Thomas.

Isn't this illegal? Doesn't this become a matter of circumventing the Constitutionally established system of electing the President?

There are some who would point to 2000, but most of those neglect to figure out just HOW the Electoral College works.

Fascinating, indeed...

Posted by mhking at September 30, 2004 11:12 AM

Ralph Nader had been a hero of mine for almost four decades... But the more politically practical side of me was angry in 2000 about having gone down to yet another glorious liberal defeat because people of remarkably similar principles could or would not compromise with each other. I had fantasized with friends about a vote swap... So along comes to turn my fantasy into a reality. To whoever is reading this, I say, 'Nader voters of America, join us. You have nothing to lose but George Bush.'"
—Jay Seidenstein
Honolulu, Hawaii
First registrant

Simply amazing!!!

Posted by: Rick at September 30, 2004 02:11 PM
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