And Progressive Win-Win-Win Solution
The John Kerry And Ralph Nader Agreement Of Unity
For The 2004 United States Presidential Race
by Mark R. Elsis | http://VoteSwapping.net
| September 18, 2004
This solution is dedicate to my maternal Grandmother
(I never met) Mary Walsh from County Mayo, Ireland
She died 55 years ago today, September 18, 1949.
"A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission
can alter the course of history."
article is the worst nightmare imaginable for the George Walker Bush
article is the solution for both the John Forbes Kerry and Ralph Nader
If You Want To:
Ensure George Walker Bush isn't reselected
(Every being on Earth will rejoice and thank us for this)
2) Deliver the key swing states to John Forbes Kerry
(Electing him the 44th President of the United States of America)
3) Have Ralph Nader receive at least 5% of the popular vote
(Forming a legitimate progressive third party with federal matching
rare trifecta, the Presidential win-win-win, is easily attainable
for all Democrats and Progressives. It is now up to us to make it
happen. Read the simple solution of vote swapping, and contact both
the John Kerry / John Edwards and Ralph Nader / Peter Miguel Camejo
campaigns today (contact names with email addresses can be found at
Vote Swapping With Two Logical Twists
swapping for the democratic and progressive communities is really
quite simple. For the 2004 Presidential election, John Kerry and Ralph
Nader would trade votes in certain key swing states for the "benefit"
of both, and the common goal of defeating George Bush. The first vote
swapping twist is that the "benefit" for Ralph Nader is
to receive at least 5% of the national popular vote, thus forming
a legitimate third party and securing federal matching funds. Is that
fair Mr. Nader? Great. The "benefit" that John Kerry would
receive, would be the Presidency of the United States of America.
Is that fair Mr. Kerry? Great.
is how it works. There would be an agreement of unity between John
Kerry and Ralph Nader (I have privately been trying to make this happen).
The agreement would state: In every possible swing state for which
Kerry needs Nader votes to win (polling from October 10th to 31st
will decide these states - Right now the top 10 are Florida, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, Iowa, New Mexico and
West Virginia), Nader would campaign for Kerry. In return, Kerry will
safely deliver to Nader enough votes to total 5% nationally from the
states that vote overwhelmingly Republican (polling from October 1st
to 15th will determine which state(s) are needed).
It's easy, somewhere from 14 to 21 days before the election on Tuesday,
November 2, 2004, Ralph Nader would start to campaign for John Kerry
in these top 10 swing states. Ralph would tell all of his supporters
of the vote swapping agreement that has been made with Mr. Kerry and
urge them to vote for John Kerry. Since Florida, Pennsylvania and
Ohio are such crucial states, Nader would campaign a minimum 3 days
in each of those states, visiting every major city.
more people will be motivated to vote as a result of this unprecedented
unity between John Kerry and Ralph Nader. By implementing this agreement,
voter turnout for Nader in the swing states can be expected to increase
by at least 25% from what he received there in 2000. Nationally, perhaps
up to an additional 4% (4,432,000) of the 49% (108,000,000) who would
otherwise not bother to vote will be inspired to make it to the polls,
and the vast majority will vote for Kerry and Nader. I expect to see
a multitude of positive externalities wondrously manifest, as if by
divine providence, from this agreement of unity between John Kerry
and Ralph Nader.
The second twist, and the safest way for John Kerry to use vote swapping,
would be to limit it to one or more of the five most populated states
that vote overwhelmingly Republican. These five states are Texas,
North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Indiana. Were Kerry to tell
all his supporters in Texas alone who would normally vote for him,
to instead vote for Nader, Nader could possibly reach the 5% he needs
nationally. What better and bitter irony could there possibly be than
having Texas win the election for Kerry, without a single Texan casting
a vote for him? These five states together can give Nader 6,926,938
votes; this equals 6.2% of the national vote.
2000 Election Results: http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/2000presgeresults.htm
So, Nader gives Kerry all his backing and votes in the election deciding
swing states. In return, Kerry safely gives Nader enough votes to
get his 5%. John Forbes Kerry wins both the popular vote and the Electoral
College vote and is inaugurated the 44th President of the United States
of America on January 20, 2005. Ralph Nader finally forms a legitimate
progressive third party with federal matching funds, and instantly
becomes a huge hero in every country on Earth. George Walker Bush
crawls back to his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Win. Win.
To facilitate this vote swapping agreement of unity, websites recognized
by both the John Kerry / John Edwards and Ralph Nader / Peter Miguel
Camejo campaigns must be designed and set up as soon as possible.
Please get this vote swapping solution through to both campaigns today:
John Kerry / John Edwards
Contacts (Please send to all 8 of them):
Mary Beth Cahill firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Cutter email@example.com
Joe Lockhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Elmendorf email@example.com
John Sasso firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike McCurry email@example.com
Jeanne Shaheen firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Rubey email@example.com
Address: P.O. Box 34640
Washington, DC 20043
Ralph Nader / Peter Miguel Camejo
Contact: Kevin Zeese firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: P.O. Box 18002
Washington, DC 20036
Vote Swapping Articles:
Swaps Revamped For 2004
by Joanna Glasner
Let The Games Begin
by Dan Carol
Swap Site Gets Court O.K.
by Michael Singer
Vote Trade: The Democratic Way?
by Farhad Manjoo
Four More Election Ideas That Must Happen:
1) Instant Runoff Voting
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
A Fairer Way to Conduct Single-Winner Elections
by the Center for Voting and Democracy
Runoff Voting (Flash)
Runoff Voting: Frequently Asked Questions
2) Stop Electronic Voting And Go Back To Hand Counting Votes
Black Box Voting
Election: Credibility Through Hand Counting
by Christopher Bollyn
3) Proportional Representation
How Proportional Representation Elections Work
by Douglas J. Amy
4) Override The Twelfth Amendment - Election Of President (The Electoral
Third Party President And The Electoral College
by Mark R. Elsis
Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try,
No hell below us, above us only sky,
Imagine all the people, living for today.
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too,
Imagine all the people, living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people, sharing all the world.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one
Love Is The Answer
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