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Lard the ballot with protest alternatives

Protest accurately and harmlessly
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Some voters are discontent. They want to demonstrate that discontentedness to the powers that be with a vote that they hope represents a thumb in the eye or a raised middle finger to those powers. The problem: as opposed to a protest against what is, these votes in aggregate cause a new action to be. This action may not be the intent of those who chiefly wish to protest what is.

I propose that every ballot be larded with alternatives such that people who are uninterested in the matters at play in the election but who wish to display discontent, or rebel spirit, or bizarrité can do so accurately. And harmlessly. Candidates might include Reagan, Hitler, Cromwell, Pikachu, Venus, etc.

bungston, Oct 20 2016

Clever policies https://www.youtube...watch?v=nxaLOsqTIQw
[normzone, Oct 20 2016]

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party http://www.loonyparty.com/
It's real [Voice, Oct 20 2016]


       In the UK, this role used to be performed by the Monster Raving Loony party. Sadly they seem to have undergone somewhat of a crisis of confidence in the face of the other parties moving into their general electoral space.
zen_tom, Oct 20 2016

       Rave all you like, between our wall-clown and our supervillian you'll never out-loon the 2016 US presidential election
Voice, Oct 20 2016

       "Vote For Cthulhu ! "
8th of 7, Oct 20 2016

       If it's in maximum security with hard labour, yes.
8th of 7, Oct 20 2016

       Vermin Supreme for Potentate! Ponies for all!
RayfordSteele, Oct 20 2016

       So where's Wally. tick.
wjt, Oct 21 2016

       [+], but how's this different from a "none of the above" option?
notexactly, Oct 24 2016


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