RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 146,406
Posts: 5,769,443
Members: 25,947
Currently online: 425
Newest member: hsrivney

TrekToday headlines

Trekonomics Book
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Shore Leave 37 Convention
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Two New ThinkGeek Trek-themed Items
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

July-August 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

Pegg: Star Trek Beyond Scary
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

San Diego Comic-Con Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Nimoy Memories From Friends and Family
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Stewart: It’s in My Genes
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Star Trek Beyond
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Trek-themed Car Accessories
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

View Poll Results: How much would it take?
less than $100 1 3.57%
between $100 and $500 0 0%
between $500 and $1000 1 3.57%
more than $1000 9 32.14%
no, I would never do it 14 50.00%
don't know 3 10.71%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 31 2012, 10:00 AM   #1
Roger Wilco
Admiral
 
Roger Wilco's Avatar
 
Would you sell your vote?

This article made me think: What would your price be, if there is any?

[for the purpose of this poll assume there's no secret ballot, and selling your vote is legal, or at least so common you're confident there won't be any consequences for you; and I'm making the poll without votes being public, so please be honest]

Personally, I don't know, I would have a really, really hard time voting for a party I despise, but I can't say I wouldn't have any price, but probably a price that would be too high for anyone to reasonably pay to get my vote (somewhere in the five figures maybe).
__________________
Don't be a douche.
Roger Wilco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 10:06 AM   #2
6079SmithW
Vice Admiral
 
6079SmithW's Avatar
 
Re: Would you sell your vote?

I'd sell my vote if the candidate/party bribing me promised to pay off my college loan debt. So, not a set number but whatever my debt would be at the time.
__________________
Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space.
6079SmithW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 10:13 AM   #3
ElimParra
Fleet Admiral
 
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Doubtful ... as just seems weird to me. Plus I doubt my vote would affect the outcome of a national election here.
ElimParra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 10:14 AM   #4
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Mega City 1
Re: Would you sell your vote?

I guess in some respects we often do choose to sell our vote, which party will I be better off under. There's an opinion piece doing the rounds that suggest when the Scottish independance vote is undertaken, that a large proportion of people might vote yes if it can be proven they'll be just £500 better off a year under independance!

As for the specific question, I'm between don't know and over $1000, it's certainly not something I'd sell cheaply, I'm just not sure I'd sell it at all!
__________________
Werewolves on the moon
Safe House "Bond meets the Haunting!"
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 10:23 AM   #5
Kirkman1987
Commodore
 
Kirkman1987's Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Sure....to the party I was going to vote for regardless.

Seriously though, Liberty is a precious thing. If the bribery was widespread, I don't think I would participate. If it was just me, I'd sell for over a 1000.
Kirkman1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 10:31 AM   #6
YellowSubmarine
Rear Admiral
 
YellowSubmarine's Avatar
 
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Of course. I would sell my vote for whatever price, and then vote the way I wanted in the first place. Take the money of the people who are trying to buy your vote, then screw them anyway. Sounds like a win-win to me, and the best way to discourage the purchase of voters.

(Of course, that's a bit dangerous if the ballot is not secret.)
__________________
Objects in mirror are bluer than they appear
YellowSubmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 11:31 AM   #7
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: Would you sell your vote?

I don't think I'd let someone pay me to influence my vote. However, I may see how much the side I support is willing to offer me for it.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 12:50 PM   #8
Australis
Writer
 
Australis's Avatar
 
Location: The Electric Age
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Nope, never would.
__________________
1984? We're way beyond that!
Australis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 12:53 PM   #9
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Mega City 1
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Australis wrote: View Post
Nope, never would.
Not even for...one million dollars!
__________________
Werewolves on the moon
Safe House "Bond meets the Haunting!"
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 01:05 PM   #10
Australis
Writer
 
Australis's Avatar
 
Location: The Electric Age
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Ooooooooooooooooooooo........... you're a bad, bad man...
__________________
1984? We're way beyond that!
Australis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 01:10 PM   #11
SmoothieX
Vice Admiral
 
SmoothieX's Avatar
 
Location: Massachusetts
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Sure I would, I'm cheap and have low morals.
SmoothieX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 01:25 PM   #12
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Mega City 1
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Australis wrote: View Post
Ooooooooooooooooooooo........... you're a bad, bad man...
Insert evil cackle here...
__________________
Werewolves on the moon
Safe House "Bond meets the Haunting!"
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 01:40 PM   #13
marksound
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Planet Carcazed
Re: Would you sell your vote?

Some people already have.
marksound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 01:41 PM   #14
Ood Sigma
Commander
 
Ood Sigma's Avatar
 
Location: Ood Sigma
Re: Would you sell your vote?

There is no amount of money that the party I'm not voting for could pay me to change my vote to them. I have strong opinions and I couldn't in good conscience vote for that party.

If I were on the fence, or didn't care, then I might be inclined to do so.
Ood Sigma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31 2012, 02:41 PM   #15
SmoothieX
Vice Admiral
 
SmoothieX's Avatar
 
Location: Massachusetts
Re: Would you sell your vote?

I'm not looking forward to next Tuesday.
SmoothieX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.