"We did it before, and we'll do it again. In the 2000 election,
a handful of us took on the NaderTraders. There's no honor in
vote-swapping, so we registered thousands of false individuals
willing to trade votes. It's not that we liked Nader - but he had no
chance of winning, and we really hated Gore. But more than that,
we wanted to put a big dent in a system designed to unfairly manipulate
the vote. We hope you will join us this time around to do the same to
this 'Pair the Vote' site."
The very existence of this site and the people running it (and those of you who support us) will
undercut the "Honor" system Vote-Sharing depends on. People will lose confidence that the person they
"swap" votes with will actually go through with voting for the candidate they agree to.
People in safe states who are willing to make a strategic vote for a third-candidate in exchange for a
swing-state Kerry vote will be paired with false registrations rather than real people. With enough
false registrations, people in swing states who would be willing to vote for Kerry in such a swap
will have no one to swap with! Many such people will then not vote for Kerry since there is no
one who will vote for their preferred candidate in exchange.
Remember Nader-Trader in the 2000 election? With just a few dedicated people, the same who are
providing you with this information, we were able to register thousands of false individuals
who were willing to swap a Gore vote for a Nader vote.
We can't say exactly what effect this had on the election. We don't know how "honest" most vote-swappers
are. But we do know that there were a great many people in swing states who never got paired with a
"strategic" voter in a safe state because so many of our false registrations were paired with them first.
This may well have prevented some third-part supporters from casting votes for Gore instead of the candidates
they really support. We hope to be even more successful this year in bringing down the vote-swapping system.
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Ben, from Ohio: "I want to really thank you guys for what you're doing. Pair the Vote is
using sleazy tactics to get their guy in. If Kerry gets elected, he ought to do it the same way
as it's always been done. If people want to reform the electoral college, they need to do it
through the system!"
Anonymous, from ?: "You vile, self-serving conservative ****s! Gore won the popular vote
and should have been President. We wouldn't be in this mess if the guy who got the most votes won. Why would
you do this, it's only hurting the country!"