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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:18 pm 
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APNewsBreak: Green Party candidate was on state GOP payroll - AP

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Adams was one of six people to file as a Green Party candidate for the races on the ballot this fall. A total of seven people are looking to unseat Tester, including four Republicans vying for their party’s nomination.

Adams’ name and phone number is the same as the treasurer of Montanans Against Higher Taxes, a group formed to oppose a legislative referendum on the ballot this fall for a 10-year property tax extension for the state’s university system.

Adams also is accusing the pro-ballot referendum committee of campaign finance violations in a complaint filed with the Commissioner of Higher Practices last month. In that complaint, he lists the same phone number and a home address in Bozeman.

In his Senate filing, he lists a Three Forks post office box as his address. The reason for the disparity was not immediately clear.


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I really recommend reading William Poundstone's Gaming the Vote.

https://us.macmillan.com/gamingthevote/ ... 809048922/

Plurality voting systems like ours invite ratfucking through use of third parties.

It's why Republicans will sometimes support the Greens - and why, BTW, I'm sure if you dig around, you might find Democrats sometimes supporting the (Right) Libertarian Party.

Basically, whichever third party they think will dilute votes for their opponents.

Also, he goes into how primary voting also gets ratfucked by "tactical" voting, and has a very good explanation of why fully open primaries suck. People from the opposite party will jump into the primary, and try and vote for the person they are hoping is the most likely to lose.

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I really recommend reading William Poundstone's Gaming the Vote.

https://us.macmillan.com/gamingthevote/ ... 809048922/

Plurality voting systems like ours invite ratfucking through use of third parties.

It's why Republicans will sometimes support the Greens - and why, BTW, I'm sure if you dig around, you might find Democrats sometimes supporting the (Right) Libertarian Party.

Basically, whichever third party they think will dilute votes for their opponents.

Also, he goes into how primary voting also gets ratfucked by "tactical" voting, and has a very good explanation of why fully open primaries suck. People from the opposite party will jump into the primary, and try and vote for the person they are hoping is the most likely to lose.


Yes. Though, that's what's said to have happened in the WV primary where a bunch of them jumped ship to the D's for a hot minute to for Bernie, so they can thwart the such a nasty woman. :problem:

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