Isn’t a vote for the Greens a wasted vote? (via An Onymous Lefty)

Although I’m usually reluctant to talk politics I was particularly struck by this post from An Onymous Lefty, enough to re-blog it.

If you want to participate in a robust discussion about Australian politics, please visit his blog.

You’ll not be disappointed.

http://anonymouslefty.wordpress.com/


Several of my friends are Labor voters, despite disagreeing with 90% of what the party actually does in office. “Why waste my vote by voting for the Greens?” they ask. “They’ll never be in power!” For progressive ALP voters there’s a very simple answer to this question: because voting Greens will make the ALP a more compassionate, humanitarian party. If you vote ALP regardless of how far to the right they lunge, then they know they can ignore you … Read More

via An Onymous Lefty

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4 responses to “Isn’t a vote for the Greens a wasted vote? (via An Onymous Lefty)

  1. Ooh… I like. 🙂

  2. Even though I lean the other way politically, it’s a really good explanation of how preferences work.

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