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"Just wanted to leave a quick note thanking whoever started VotePair. I'm a democrat from TX and in past elections, going to the polls was extremely depressing.  I always voted knowing that I was simply doing my duty but to no avail.  Now, with votepair, I have renewed confidence that my vote will count... in Ohio of all places.  I LOVE my VotePair partner!!  She shares my values and hopes for our country. It's too bad that we have to go to all of this trouble just to get a fair election.  The electoral vote definitely is an archaic system that needs to be abolished.  Until that happens, I'll be votepairing every election.  Thank you again for helping my vote count."
-Michelle
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Note on the 2008 presidential election: to be a useful strategy, vote pairing requires (1) a very close race between the top two candidates and (2) one or more strong third party candidates. These do not appear to characterize the 2008 election. In 2008, one alternative voting strategy is a Vote Pact.

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VotePair News (2004)

Defeat George Bush
      Support Third Parties
            Build a progressive majority

You can make your vote for president count by joining the national VotePair campaign and using your vote to elect Kerry-Edwards while supporting the role of progressive third-party candidates. As we learned in 2000, a few hundred votes in the right states can make all the difference in the world--and the whole world is watching now.

In vote-pairing, swing-state progressives whose first instinct might have been to vote for Nader, Cobb or Badnarik are paired with Democrats (and others whose first choice for President is Kerry) in 'safe' states where either Bush or Kerry has a decisive lead. Paired voters can communicate with each other and decide to vote strategically: swing-state participants for Kerry and safe-state participants for Nader, Cobb or Badnarik. As a result, the paired voters' support for progressive third parties is recorded in the popular vote and their preference for Kerry over Bush finds voice in the Electoral College.

Defeating Bush means redirecting the current Administration's aggressive unilateral foreign policy, protecting the environment and women's right to choose, and keeping Bush from stacking the Supreme Court and federal courts with right-wing judges like Justices Scalia and Thomas.

Together, we can vote strategically to build a progressive majority and prevent another disastrous Bush presidency.

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