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Perhaps we should establish a law by which any Blank vote prompts a machine to randomly pick a candidate to replace the Blank ballot ... imagine how screwed up that would be. Parties would then have to have really really serious campaigns and candidates, to reassure Blank voters into voting (for fear of not being elected, due to random picks of obscurantist pro-life creationist parties).

The Blank vote would finally mean something.

by Alex in Toulouse on Wed Oct 4th, 2006 at 07:00:02 PM EST
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Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 4th, 2006 at 07:03:09 PM EST
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Excellent!
by Alex in Toulouse on Wed Oct 4th, 2006 at 07:05:04 PM EST
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Hmm, it could work the other way around though. ie. encourage Blank voters not to vote Blank.
by Alex in Toulouse on Wed Oct 4th, 2006 at 07:04:00 PM EST
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If the blank ballot spaces have the majority, the position should be left unfilled. There should always be a "none of the above" option.
by asdf on Wed Oct 4th, 2006 at 11:03:00 PM EST
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