2012-10-31 20:35:55

Progressives call for strategic vote in close states ahead of presidential election

The dominant two-party system in the US has long posed a dilemma for voters dissatisfied with the narrow choice on the ballot. Some progressive advocates are backing a voting strategy in which voters in closely contested states cast ballots for the Obama/Biden ticket, but those in so-called safe states vote for third-party candidates in order to protest policies of both Democrats and Republicans and push for more choice in the ballot. The proposal, put forth from RootsAction.org also calls into question the structure of the US electoral system and highlights calls for reform.

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