There are 40 house seats, 16 senate seats, and six states worth about 80 electoral votes that non major party aligned people collectively have the explicit ability to swing to either major party in the United States. This is important.
There are like, 10-15 congressional districts with margins of win of about 5000 and libertarian constituencies of about 10-20k. (Which make up about 5-10% of the area)
You could easily do that and get a huge chunk of outside spending PLUS a multiplier for being able to hand congress to either major party.
I’ve attempted explaining this before, with a surprising amount of pushback considering yanno, it’s pro libertarian, but I am going to try again, because I think my approach may have just been off putting in the first place.
So, the margin of win in most elections in the United States( the difference between the winner and the runner up) is usually going to be high, but in like, 10-20% of elections and election types (House, Senate, Presidential, the important ones) the margin of win is very low. Often times with in thousands and hundreds of votes.
What I am proposing, is using third party members to leverage a nearly guaranteed win for a candidate against the two major candidates, in exchange for mostly money, in an attempt to force policy change out of them. Basically selling voting blocks, but to essentially guarantee wins to either major party.
The reason you would want to do this, is because voting libertarian currently will lead to a Democrat or a Republican getting into office; however, voting in a specific way still yields a Democratic or Republican win, but will get you upwards of 20%- 50% of all campaign finance in the United States, because you can threaten to hand every level of congressional power to either major party that you choose, with just a handful of areas, because of how balanced congress has been and is going to see for the foreseeable future.
Imagine a made up congressional district.
The Democrats spend 30 million dollars (in the form of paying for advertising) for 25,000 votes on average.
The Republicans spend 40 million dollars for 27,000 votes on average.
Third parties spend 5 million dollars for 6,000 votes.
Instead of voting for a libertarian, or whatever third party, you could easily offer to hand your votes to both parties in exchange for a portion of what they are already spending on their elections.
They’re basically already spending it for a 50% chance of winning in swing districts.
Imagine how much they are willing to pay to bump that up to a 70-80% chance. Or how much they are willing to spend on the ability to block the opposing party from having this chance.
You can use advertising channels to mobilize voters in a way that makes selling voting blocks legal, but more than that, if you are a third party supporter, you can use this to siphon a substantial amount of money from both major parties, with significantly less people.
And you can use this money to do whatever you want, start your own movements, or leverage for power.
I have come up with a way to pull this off, I would like to do this by 2024, and I am making a pretty serious effort to make this happen.
Please follow r/Votebreaker if you are interested, there is more info there, and I would like some support. Thank you.
Advertisements are created by “527 organizations” (mostly superPACs) that create ads prices at a certain point, that they HOPE will sway voters.
Legally, there’s no difference between that and what I am proposing, which is basically creating an advertisement with a more dedicated following, with a 527 organization, in order to leverage that votership in certain areas, for astronomically high advertising pricing.
You don’t (and can’t) just buy A vote. But you can ( and organizations already do this) sell the mobilization of voting blocks. It’s the basis of all electioneering in the United States, which is its own industry at this point. I’m just proposing to do it in a more organized manner.
Also, it is not illegal, because the voters themselves do not receive compensation. There is a degree of separation between funds and voters. Again, this is already how political advertising works here.
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