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Nick Gillespie (In Time): Stop Scapegoating Third Party Candidates For Election Results You Don’t Like

November 6, 2013
Candidates such as Virginia's Robert Sarvis weren't spoilers after all
By Nick Gillespie

Even before yesterday’s election, Republicans were ready to blame Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s looming defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis. “A Vote for Sarvis is a Vote for McAuliffe” argued one Cuccinelli supporter.

With the final count in, expect Republican anger at the Libertarian “spoiler” to grow exponentially. McAuliffe, who had enjoyed a double-digit lead at various points in during campaign, won with just 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli’s 46 percent. The Libertarian Sarvis ended up pulling almost 7 percent, far more than enough to tip the election the other way.

But to blame a major-party loss on third-party candidates is fundamentally mistaken. First off, it ignores data that the Libertarian pulled more votes from the Democratic candidate than he did from the Republican one—an exit poll of Sarvis voters showed that they would have voted for McAuliffe by a two-to-one margin over Cucinelli. Second, and far more important, it presumes that all potential votes somehow really “belong” to either Democrats or Republicans. That’s simply wrong and it does a real disservice to American politics.

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His contract prohibits him from saying Rothbard, Mises & Ron Pau

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Free includes debt-free!

Pretty much

This article about the corruption of Cato applies equally well to Reason:
http://archive.lewrockwell.com/gordon/gordon37.html

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

F- Gillespie and the rest of the beltway libertarians.

All they've ever done is stab this movement in the back.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Well, he is wrong about this

Well, he is wrong about this one. The Libertarian candidate DID take votes away from Ken.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

But more from the Democrat

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allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

Oh Please! This is a total bogus exit poll of Sarvis voters!

I seen this exit poll thrown out several times, and I don't buy it!

The statement; "an exit poll of Sarvis voters showed that they would have voted for McAuliffe by a two-to-one margin over Cucinelli."

Since when do Socialist Democrats EVER vacillate whether to vote for the Democrat, ..or for the Libertarian.

Only a fool would buy into such a statement!

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Nick Gillespie

is an idiot and NeoLibertarian.

He dissed Ron Paul many a time...screw him and his crappy magazine.