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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RE[11]: Comment by shmerl
by kenji on Wed 7th Nov 2012 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by shmerl"
kenji
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You see, you yourself admit that the system isn't healthy, since third parties can't even gain any traction. Electoral college is part of what prevents it.


Hold on there. I said nothing of the system being unhealthy, those are your words. Third parties are irrelevant to me and I was making the point that third parties will not gain any ground. I wasn't lamenting, I was stating a fact.

On a related note, another independent was elected to the Senate last night. 2 out of 100 isn't progress nor regression but it shows that fringe politicians can be successful here when the conditions are right.

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