The above screen grab is from the DC Board of Elections and Ethics website and shows the votes cast for D.C. Statehood Green Party Candidates in my precinct. Unlike the presidential primary election, where there were two DC Statehood Green Party votes cast, this time around the tally shows that I was the only person at my precinct to vote for the D.C. Statehood Green Party Candidates.
Taken together, these two votes show that I vote in the super minority, but when combined with the fact that I was the only person in 2004 to vote for David Cobb in my precinct, I’ve come to the conclusion that voting can empirically show my uniqueness.
Yet politics and elections are not supposed to show that only I voted, rather when aggregated they are to reflect the values and beliefs of a geography. So in this respect, these election results show that I am unique to where that I live, but they also show how little influence my beliefs have at the ballot box of my precinct. Regardless, I am happy to live in a city that has more than two major parties because many cities only have two choices.
Related 2008 Election Entries:
- Bird's Eye views of Big Diomede, Russia
- Uncertified Election Results from Precinct #137 in Washington, DC
- Jason Linkins 2008 Election Recap is up on the Huffington Post
- Video of my vote at Precinct #137 in Washington, DC
- Spam from presidential candidate John McCain: Make History Tomorrow
- New videos are up on the Huffington Post - Foreign Correspondents Edition
- Bird's Eye View of Little Diomede, Alaska
- The microphone flag I designed makes an appearance
- The newest Vlogorrhea with Jason Linkins & Ana Marie Cox is now up on the Huffington Post
- Change in America by Head-Roc featuring GODISHEUS International Funk Train aka The G.I.F.T
- YouTube Video of Cynthia McKinney on Al Jazeera's Riz Extra show
- Illegal Popup Advertisement featuring John McCain
- Stickering Shepard Fairey's "The Duality of Humanity" in Washington, DC
- Third Party Presidential Ballot Access in the United States of America [updated]
- Interviews with Alex Jones at the DNC in Denver and other videos
- Empirically demonstrating how voting can prove uniqueness
- Wasilla, Alaska is literally off the map, the Google Map that is
- Third Party Presidential Ballot Access in the United States of America
- Protest videos from the first day of the RNC in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Iraq Veterans Against the War Concert & March at the 2008 DNC
- Two Huffington Post Interviews are up - Tim Daly, Rufus Wainwright, and Margaret Cho
- A Polar Bear In Denver
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day Three
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day Two
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day One
- Obama's vice presidential selection is a slap in the face to every progressive American
- La Bruja recites her poem "Be Who You Are"
- Al Franken draws a pretty good map of the United States; then sells it for $200
- YouTube Has Chosen For You! - Digital Scrapbooking Explicit Bipartisanship
- Dalai Lama: "If you have a Green Party I want to join it"
- CurrentTV: Green On Green [feat. the 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidates]
- Face the (Corporate) Candidates on YouTube
- My vote verified by a paper ballot
- The M&M's of Australia say Vote Green
- 2008 Green Party Debate [tonight on KPFA]