Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:37 UTC
In the News "This election won't hinge on technology issues. Just look at prevailing discussions this year at the national level: major candidates have sparred over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the role of government, inane comments on the female body, and to nobody's surprise, the economy. Despite that fact, many decisions will be taken up by the next US president and those in Congress that will affect the world of tech, and by consequence, the real lives of citizens and human beings around the world - from alternative energy, to the use of killer drones, the regulation of wireless spectrum, and policies that aim to control content on the internet. Your chance to vote is just around the corner. Here's what's at stake in tech this election, and how the major candidates could influence our future." Happy voting, American readers. Whatever you pick, please take at least a few minutes to consider that the implications of your choice do not end at the US border.
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It's a shame
by woegjiub on Tue 6th Nov 2012 22:36 UTC
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Reading those policies, it is clear, that just like in Australia, the green party in the US is the best and most ethical choice. Too bad there is almost no chance they will even get 5% of the vote.

From how people are talking about the US voting system, it seems as though it is not preferential, and that one can not simply have one's vote flow down to their next choice if their first is eliminated from the pool due to being low in votes.
They really should be, because that is what has caused the two party system in Australia to change slightly, with the two main parties being extremely right wing, but a third, green party emerging to actually alter the policies of the leftmost of those right wing parties.

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