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In this situation, you're voting for party based on platform policy for each position, not people. The actual officeholders are decided later by the party.

It's hard for a committee to be dishonest.

OK, replace "candidate" with "party" in my objection, I don't think that changes anything.

If you think parties have a hard time being dishonest... would you like to buy a bridge?

The answers are basically party platform. Party activists would temper dishonesty, because they want their party to achieve their publicly stated goals. Why would you join an anti-abortion party if you believe in abortion?

People think politicians don't keep their promise, but they actually keep their promise far more than they don't: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trust-us-politicians-kee...

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