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  • I want to vote "other" for every race, but in my state there's no way to do that. So I intend to do it by voting for myself as a writein in every race. However, I went to vote early last time, and the computers they used didn't allow for writein. This time, I'll have to vote on the real day.

    And even if I do get to make my vote, they will ignore it.

    My goal is to get everyone to vote like this. I want noone to win, and noone in office.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • The problem is, a majority voting for no one will not result in no one in office.

      Even worse, if you convinced everybody to vote for no one, except for one person, that person would have the say of who would be elected.
      • The problem is, a majority voting for no one will not result in no one in office.

        For an anarcho-capitalist, that's a goal, not a problem.

        Even worse, if you convinced everybody to vote for no one, except for one person, that person would have the say of who would be elected.

        In such an unlikely event, such a person would probably have a lot of trouble enacting his policies on the public.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • I believe one of us is misunderstanding the other. This might be my fault, due to several neccessary double-negatives in my statement.

          "Will not result in no one in office" was intended to mean "will result in someone in office".

          Unless I misunderstand anarcho-capitalism, your goal is to have an empty office. My assertion was that each citizen voting for "no one" would not have this result, because such votes are usually simply discarded.

          In such an unlikely event, such a person would probably have a lot of trouble enacting his policies on the public.

          True, but this assumes that the more traditional mechanisms for challenging government power (voting and checks from other parts of government) would have already largely failed. I'm not sure the US government is designed to bootstrap itself out of existance quite so cleanly.