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Siphoning votes? Like Sanders or bust voters or would be democrat voters? You've seen my counter argument or opinion, and you dislike it.
When you mention siphoning, voting for e.g. Trump, the candidates themselves must either align themselves with Trump, or they're kicked to the side with Trump tweets. Some voters are of the ignorant and uneducated species.
When I vote, in a primary, I always vote for a democrat. Little did I understand that Sanders was NOT a TRUE Democrat, I know better now. When I vote in the primary for a gubernatorial candidate, I'll probably have at least 10 choices of democrats, and right now, my mind is already made up of whom I'm going to vote for. I do not wish to try to vote for the person I like second, because there aren't any. Most of the time, the others do not meet my criteria for being a true democrat or a union worker supporter. Albeit in 2016, I voted for Sanders in the primary, but when he lost, my full support and money donations went to Hillary.
"Media reports have identified nine Democratic candidates as major contenders to win the party's primary on August 14, 2018. These individuals are State Superintendent Tony Evers, former state Democratic Party chair Matt Flynn, entrepreneur Andy Gronik, activist Mike McCabe, state firefighters' union president Mahlon Mitchell, former State Representative Kelda Helen Roys, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, and State Representative Dana Wachs.
We (Wisconsinites) will usually support the person with the highest favorability. badgerherald.com/news/2018/06/07/2018-e...
When it comes to the presidential election, we pick who has a highest favorability in the primary, and vote for the candidate who has made it through that process. I still don't see how picking candidate #1 and candidate #2 is any help, we still have a process we follow, a primary is used to weed out who voters dislike. Besides that, we use the electoral college to pick our president.
I'll write again that the electoral college needs to be scrapped because it doesn't represent the will of the people. I want to bring back the popular vote. BTW, I'm sick and tired of businessmen trying their hand in politics, running a business is way different than trying to make a government work for it's people. It's two very different things.
I do understand picking the better of what some call the two evils. In a presidential election, who people vote for anymore does not matter. The electoral college takes care of that for us, which is why we ended up with what we have running our government now.