July 8th, 2012

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What about 'None of the above'?

Here is a situation, much in the spirit of the hypothetical quizzes that Mahnmut often likes to present us with.

Say you are the head of government of your country. Now there is a group of political activists who claim to be representing the "silent majority" of moderate people, who are independent as far as political affiliations go. You realise they are potentially the difference between winning an election and losing an election.

Now, they are petitioning you to add an option to future ballots, saying 'None of the Above', so that when a voter feels they do not necessarily approve of any of the candidates because those fail to represent their political views, they could put a cross on the 'Neither' option and be done with it.

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