Ballot access takes time

A good bullsh!tter knows that the best kind is a thin layer spread evenly over all the empty blanks, none left empty and no piles too high and deep in any area. That might make it more obvious to the casual observer. The thin even layer turns it into fertilizer instead, which is a good thing. Ideas and crops can grow from different types of fertilizer. (This is a joke – the point being that if you have an answer for all of the blanks on a test then you basically are prepared. Bullsh!t is when answers are made up and don’t really answer the question that is being asked.)

Ballot access for write-in candidates varies and would need to be addressed early enough for the votes to count. For Plan Z to be fully operational ballot access would be needed for all of the states. Six states require candidates to be on the ballot, one may be as easy as filling out a form but the others would likely require petitions with a certain number of voter signatures. So a write-in campaign actually isn’t as easy as writing a name down – the vote would not be counted in my state unless the person had filed a Declaration of Intent in advance of the election day.

Third party candidates also have to work towards having their party’s nominees listed on the ballots for all of the states far enough in advance.

We already have a zombie problem but it is us — our loved ones with dementia or other severe health problems. My shovel is not going to help. Visit a nursing home and you’re likely to see listless people sitting in wheelchairs. Serious chronic problems are becoming common or even expected but often are more preventable than currently is recognized. However lifestyle and diet changes would probably be needed rather than a prescription pad.

I was reminded that there has been another female candidate running in this election for President and in the last one. Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee and her platform includes a goal of single payer Medicare public health insurance for all. []

See the Wikipedia section titled “Ballot Access” for more information about the vote totals from the 2012 Presidential election, Obama/Biden won with 51.9% of the counted votes, 65,915,796 out of roughly 128,736,080 total votes:  [,_2012]

The U.S. population was  312,780,968 at the beginning of 2012.

Primaries for the main parties are where votes can count a lot.*

*In case you missed the point — that was the main point and has been the point that I’ve tried to make for years. I  care, but I can only do so much in a system that needs reform.

In the current system if you want your vote to count, then go vote in the primaries and vote in the general election for one of the two main party candidates. If we want to change that then we would need roughly 65,915,796 people to vote third party or independent party if we hoped to actually elect a President from a third party or one who was an independent candidate. Voting in new candidates that want to work together at all levels, will likely be necessary before we can change the current system that seems to be favoring corporate persons and big banks — and some Jewish people. People of Jewish background or faith make up 2.5% of the U.S. population but approximately 51% of the 2007 Vanity Fair magazine’s list of top 100 most influential people in the U.S..[]  Emotional manipulation is a skill that can be useful in a boardroom. But is being smart and manipulative something we should admire just because it is incredibly profitable for a few individuals?  [] — This is about me and my perspective and about financial and media control over our opinions. This is not about the current candidates or religion in general –  I encourage looking at the candidates experience, voting records and platforms for guidance and to not discriminate due to age, race, gender, religion, place of national origin, or disability – this is an Equal Opportunity nation after all.

— And this is about the people’s choice being truly a choice rather than a two parties who are both supporting corporate goals — so the people can leap out of the two party system and all choose a different name for the top slot but it will take a lot of people working together, 65 million or so.

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