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BreakTheChains wrote

damage control? vote for the lesser evil, if thats not really possible I guess spoil your ballot paper

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alqm wrote (edited )

That's probably the best I can do. Damage control.

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ziq wrote

We had the same law here until a few months ago. I still didn't vote. But I have no registered address (I live off grid) so it's not like they could arrest me.

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alqm wrote

That's good. Here if you don't vote, you have to give them a justification. After a few months without justifying or if your justification is denied, law will apply. I think you have to pay a fine. If you don't pay, it's jail time. I have to read more about it.

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Pop wrote

Draw a big sad poopmoji on the ballot?

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alqm wrote (edited )

It's an electronic voting machine. You give your IDs before entering the room, press your finger on the scanner and such... then you go to the machine and must type a valid entry corresponding to a candidate before you can finish. You can also vote blank, but your vote will be redirected to the candidate who's winning. I think that's it.

EDIT: meanwhile, the hospitals lack equipment and the schools have broken stuff. Do you see what I see? Their priorities.

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dele_ted wrote

You're required by law to vote, and in the process give up your fingerprint? Where do you live?

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alqm wrote (edited )

Brazil™ The Backyard of America

This year they're starting to digitalize our driver's license and make it usable through a smartphone app instead. The ID card will have a chip that can be scanned by authority to check for warnings/irregularities.

When it comes to tracking its citizens, Brazil is not falling behind.

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red_pepper wrote

your vote will be redirected to the candidate who's winning

I would say vote null, but this changes things. If the winner just takes nulls votes anyway there's really no point in casting one. Lesser evilism might be the best option.

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_ziq_ wrote

If they only give you rightwing candidates it may as well be a rotating dictatorship. But I guess the US is exactly the same.

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alqm wrote

This is what happened to the main leftist candidate for president we had this year. He was president for 8 years in the last decade. He made many projects to improve the life of the poor communities. He would be the choice for many of my family members. But it seems he got caught stealing public money. Many are saying that's not true, and he is being set up by the right-wing politicians. I really don't know.

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leftous wrote

It's very common for leftists to be framed, suffer character assassination, or actually be assassinated. However, I don't know much about that case.

Is there someone viable you can vote for who will take over running the Workers Party if he's not allowed to?

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alqm wrote

Recently, a group of right-wing young people fired bullets near where the candidate was passing. They were arrested, and one of them was a cop, whose gun was used. Later they explained that they were following Bolsonaro's ideas (aka BolsoNazi).

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DataPacRat wrote

"If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for, but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong."

-- Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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AudibleAnarchist wrote

Vote for the opposition or some other disruptive candidate. The more the political classes fight among themselves the better.