Voting Republican

TitleVoting Republican
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ross, J, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published01/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Keywordspersonal ethics , Public Policy
AbstractRepresentative Joe Donelly of the 2nd Congressional District, a moderate, was running unnoposed for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. On the Republican side, the moderate incombent Richard Lugar was in a race for his policical life against a Tea-Party backed canidate, Richard Mourdock. Dean, who describes himself as a "conservative Democrat" had voted for a majority of Democratic candidates in the last general election.Therefore, Indiana election law forbids him from participating in a Republican primary. Dean, though, wants to cast his vote for Richard Lugar, as a win by Donnelly or Lugar would ensure Indiana continues to have a centrist senator come January. Dean requests a Republican ballot from the poll worker and casts his vote. He tried to assauge his feelings of guilt by not voting in any of the other Republican races, but it didn't seem to help.
Notes© Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 2013 Case from the February 28, 2013 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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