Send a Message to the GOPSubmitted by KurtA on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:39
I've been registered Republican all my political life.
Today I have the paperwork in hand to change my party affiliation to Libertarian.
I recommend all of you who are fed up with the Republican Party to do the same RIGHT NOW. The parties track things like voter registration. If we all change our party affiliation in a short period of time, they'll see it. They may even ask themselves why.
As for voting - I don't think it really matters whether Obamney or Rombama wins the election. Either way we're screwed. Writing in Ron Paul on the ballot won't help. It's a meaningless gesture. But what CAN help, is to vote Libertarian - even if Gary Johnson doesn't win. The reason has to do with ballot access. In most states, parties have to achieve a certain voting threshold to get names on the ballot in the next election, or collect signatures to get on the ballot. The latter is an expensive, time-consuming process, and the rule is intended to keep everyone out but the Democrats and the Republicans. Each year, the Libertarian Party spends a big pile of money just to collect signatures to put names on the ballot. If you vote Libertarian, your vote counts towards ballot access in the next election, and money normally spent on petitions can be used to promote the Libertarian message.
What you can do
- Contact your supervisor of elections and request a voter registration form. Just google "Your county, your state, supervisor of elections"
- In most cases, you can request a voter registration form on the web page, or fill one out on line (which will be sent to you for your signature).
- Mark your party affiliation as LIBERTARIAN
- Fill out the rest of the form and send it in.
Finally, don't forget to vote for Gary Johnson in the upcoming election.
In all honesty, we may be past the point of rescue, but if there's going to be a political process four years from now, we owe it to ourselves and future generations to try to maintain an option that works for the benefit of the PEOPLE.