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Require a "NOA" (None of the Above) choice on for all offices. [vote]

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Any time that the voter deems that no candidate running for office is a fair choice, the voter should be allowed to express his/her rejection of those candidates by casting a "None of the Above" vote. voting
Choices:
Strongly Agree (2 votes, 50%)
Agree (1 vote, 25%)
Partialy Agree (0 votes)
Activly Abstain (0 votes)
Mostly Disagree (0 votes)
Disagree (0 votes)
Strongly Disagree (1 vote, 25%)
Jun 23, 2013 wethecom 1,590
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This is one solution or part of a solution to the problem that voters have been muzzled for too long.
Jul 4, 2013 William Waugh 660
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What would you do if they all had "none of the above"? No president, no governor, etc.
Jun 28, 2013 KSigel 430
wash rinse and repeat sounds good to me
Suppose a "none of the above" vote has no effect on the outcome of the election whatsoever.  It is still a good idea.  I have often looked at a ballot and thought, "Are these really the best candidates the parties could come up with.  Casting no vote at all in such situation sends no message.  Imagine if at the end of an election, when the news media has to report the results, they have to report a large percentage of "none of the above" votes.  At least it destroys the credibility of the winner if he proclaims having a mandate.  It may set the stage for better candidates in the next election when the parties try to figure out why so many "none of the above" votes were cast and what it takes to get them to vote differently the next time.
i would have to say it would have legal effects in court for proving invalidation of the system or person or whatever the court case may pertain to
If you do not say what the effect of a "none of the above" is, you can't predict how the courts will interpret it.  It isn't always possible to predict how the courts will interpret something even when you do spell it out.
scenario "75 percent vote none of the above "
legally we could call for another election or a convention to determine what to do about it. its just evidence of popular opinion rather than no opinion
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There is also the same problem that happened between Bush/Gore blaming Nader for the Gore loss.
Jul 10, 2013 anonymous
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Are you familiar with Voters for None of the Above? nota.org
Apr 2, 2014 skyhawkmaintainer 290
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