Journal: Independents Rising

Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence

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INDEPENDENCE PARTY BREAKS RECORDS;

142,817 VOTES FOR BLOOMBERG ON COLUMN C

DELIVERS MARGIN TO CITY’S FIRST INDEPENDENT MAYOR

Unofficial returns released by the Board of Elections put the IP total on Column “C” at 142,817 votes, nearly 26% of Bloomberg’s total and 13% of all votes cast.  This means that 1 in 4 Bloomberg voters chose to vote on the Independence Party line.

The vote for the mayor on the Independence Party line was an increase of 91% over its total four years ago, when it drew nearly 75,000 votes on its crucial Column

Phi Beta Iota: Our undertanding is that 43% of the eligible voters in America are now declared Independents, thus outnumbering either of the two-party tyranny wings.

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We the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter

Review: Spoiling for a Fight–Third-Party Politics in America

Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics (Hardcover)

Review: America–Our Next Chapter–Tough Questions, Straight Answers

Review: Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate