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That is how many voters in Greece voted for the Greek Pirate Party, according to a report from Rick Falkvinge:

The Greek Pirate Party, Κόμμα Πειρατών Ελλάδας, was founded on January 14 this year. To get 32,487 votes less than four months later – just over half a percent of the Greek votes – is nothing short of phenomenal. Even breaking through to mainstream awareness in four months is phenomenal.

This is a good start:

It should be noted that the distance between nothing and 0.5 per cent is much larger than the distance between 0.5 and 5 — once you start hitting 2-3 per cent, you get your own bar in the polls, and become “electable”. You have a shot at parliament, so you’re not a wasted vote anymore.

It only takes 3% to get into the Greek parliament!  There will be a new election June 17.  A liberty party is what Greece needs, not the leftwing Syriza party, or the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn or Stalinist Communists!  The fact is that the Greeks have rejected the pro-EU Tweedledee and Tweedledum parties.

I like the style of the Greek Pirates – they posted a letter thanking the voters at their website!  They also have a FB page!  Let’s hope the Greek Pirates get that 3% this time!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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