(Through Rose-Coloured Glasses)
Strategic Voting for the Anyone But Harper (ABH) force.
More than 60 percent of Canadians do not support Harper and his government’s contempt for democracy. Yet, he could win a majority with as little as 35 percent of the popular vote. Especially now, when Jack Layton’s NDP is soaring in popularity in Quebec and BC, the Liberal and NDP can very well split the anti-Harper votes, and Harper can squeak through and win his majority.
Drastic time for drastic measure.
A group of “democratic” activists is advising voters in contested ridings not to vote along party lines but rather to back whichever candidate has the best chance of defeating the local Conservative.
Project Democracy (http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/), as the group calls itself, isn’t so much an advocacy group for democratic principles as it is a collaborative online effort to promote strategic voting to block a Conservative majority by whatever means necessary.
The group’s method: to persuade voters in the country’s “contested ridings” to strategically abandon weaker candidates at the local level and throw their support behind whichever non-Conservative candidate the group deems most able to win — even if that means voting for the Bloc Québécois in some cases.
Go to the Project Democracy website and punch in your Postal Code, immediately it will spit out their analysis and recommendations of your riding.
May the force be with you.