Bullet Voting As A Voting Strategy
Original post made by Student Advocate, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2012
I just want to follow up on the thread that was deleted (rightly so) which contained a voting strategy that I have used my whole life. It just seems like common sense to me that if there is only one candidate that I strongly support (in this case I am supporting Ken Dauber)that I only vote for him. If I just do the everyday math I can see that this really makes sense. Some folks may feel this is undemocratic but I have never felt beholden to vote for someone whose platform I don't believe in or whom I may have really lukewarm feelings about just because someone tells me to fill in all the bubbles. I have had to do that on two many many higher level elections (ie President) and it doesn't feel good voting for someone just because I couldn't abide by having the other person win! This is an instance where using a shrewd voting strategy can win votes for my candidate so I will use it. I am not often faced with the ability to increase my candidates chance of winning so why would I walk away from the opportunity? Why have people become so outraged at the suggestion that people only vote for one for PAUSD School Board? I wonder.........