Hi Cletus, well it really doesn't matter if "independent" is classified as a party or not. Democrats and republicans are always wooing us, so that alone is of importance.<quoted text>
so you only vote for national races, not state or local?!
"Independent" is not a party, it is a group of people who are not politically committed but who end up voting Dem. or Rep. regardless.
As far as local elections, again it doesn't really matter because this area is predominity republican and people like Rich Alloway and Rob Kaufman are going no where, they will be voted in election after election regardless of how well or bad they do their job.
State election you ask. I voted inthe stae election during the presidential election. So I'm not sure what you mean by "not state".
I, as almost half of the voting block want nothing to do with the democrats or republicans. If I like a republican, I will vite for him or her, and the same for a democrat candidate.
You say Independents end up voting foer a democrat or republican. That is not entirely true. Just on the presidendial ballet was Jill Stein, a member of the Green Party. So you see, I do have other choices over the two usual parties.