One candidate received no votes

@allknowing (66751)
India
March 12, 2013 9:56am CST
We have just had some local Assembly elections and one candidate got 0 votes. His family had 3 members eligible for voting. What do you make of this
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• St. Peters, Missouri
12 Mar 13
It would seem to me that either the 3 eligible family members didn't vote at all or they felt another candidate was more qualified. That's really the way we should vote - who do we think would be the best person for the office. Not who's related to us, who we know, or who is of the same party as us.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
12 Mar 13
@allknowing (66751)
• India
12 Mar 13
I doubt it has got anything to do with how good or bad the candidate is/was. There ismore to it than meets the eye. Going by the political scene the world over very few are above board when it comes to voting someone because..............
• St. Peters, Missouri
14 Mar 13
Hmmmm.....Are you suggesting fraud of some type?
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
12 Mar 13
Wonderful! Loyal members of family who are not confident enough to vote for him.
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@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
Too bad that they did it. It only got exposed because there were no votes. Probably the family thought they would get away as no one would know. I feel bad for this guy. He must have lost his deposit too!
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
13 Mar 13
I don't feel bad that he lost but I do feel that there could have been some loyalty from family , good or bad he may be;I don't think he could have been that bad too[like what is shown in films]; but what struck me as odd was as to why he did not vote for himself.Probably there had been some calamity in the family that made them all unable to come. THen I feel sorry but I also feel relieved that his own kith and kin might have been loyal had not been for the mass inability to visit the polling booth.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
13 Mar 13
Anyhow, I feel you need not worry too much because there is another one from another ward to keep him company [though not exact but somewhere close]because he had secured one vote despite many relatives.Obviously, there has been some mischief or both were un deserving candidates.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
So it means, that the family of that candidate didn't feel that the candidate was worth voting for after all! I remember my uncle who ran for mayor in his hometown. The population was about 3,000 and the number of votes he had was 16. We have lots of relatives in that town, but they chose the other candidate instead of him because of his bad reputation.
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@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
It is time for reflection jenny. All that glitters is not gold - family I mean. As long as it is open to the public we will pretend that we love our family and deep down there is more hatred. Although in this case we are just speculating. There could be genuine reasons why this has happend. Stranger is the fact that the candidate also did not vote for himself. I wonder who he voted for
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
Did that candidate really want to run for the post? Or was he just forced to run?
@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
When we sit back and think so many probabilities show up. It is therefore said one should not come to a conclusion at the drop of a hat!
@lucas5 (459)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Mar 13
Well, let me know if I am wrong, but even him did not voted to himself?
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@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
It is obvious. Is it not? Here again there could be umpteen number of reasons why he himself did not or could not cast his vote.
@lucas5 (459)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 Mar 13
thank you for your comment, but I think that it is not obvious, because I do not know if where he is from the cantidade could vote.
• India
12 Mar 13
So that means even his family members does not consider him right candidate for elections. I wonder what will be the environment of his house after this golden duck in the election results.
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@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
We have assumed that the family thinks he is not suitable. There could be other reasons which stopped them from going to the booth. But it is human tendency to think of the worst and we have decided to 'hang' him!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
12 Mar 13
Personally, when I vote, it is because I like the ideas and principles of the candidate and not because they are family or friends.
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@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
There will be very few who think the way you do. I attach no importance to this voting system as most are unfit anyway.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
12 Mar 13
Iwould tender a wild guess...and say; "even your own family thinks your platform and politics stink!" My thoughts only....I think Politician's have huge IDs...and this would be very crushing! This guy will probably immigrate to Canada for political assylum!
@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
If that had happened to me I would have craved for a sink hole! Whatever differences the family could have had with this candidate got exposed. I wonder why he did not vote himself. Wonders never cease!
• Canada
13 Mar 13
Are you likening Canada to a sink hole???
@allknowing (66751)
• India
13 Mar 13
Sink hole is a phenomena that suddenly appears and the earth swallows you and your surroundings. That would be better than having to face such humility!