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Space the Nation: R2-D2 is a Libertarian (and other opinions we have about Star Wars)

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Sep 25, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT (Updated)

How would the characters from the original Star Wars trilogy vote, if they could vote? This is our second entry in a series examining how characters from our favorite franchises might see American politics.

(Nit-pickers note: We are restricting these character assessments to actions and events in the movies IV-VI.) See the Avengers here.

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Leia Organa

Political affiliation: Democrat-leaning-to-socialist

Bumper sticker you might see: “The future is female”

Planning on voting for: Elizabeth Warren

Signature policy goals: Eliminating government waste, recycling, rebellion.

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Han Solo

Political affiliation: Anarchist

Bumper sticker you might see: “No gods, no masters”

Planning on voting for: Writing in “Sweet Meteor of Death”

Signature policy goals: Raising the speed limit, Wookiee self-rule.

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Luke Skywalker

Political affiliation: Jedi

Bumper sticker you might see: “My other car is an X-Wing”

Planning on voting for: Not voting.

Signature policy goal: Being left alone.

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Lando Calrissian

Political affiliation: Never-Vader Republican

Bumper sticker you might see: “Anti-war, pro-market!”

Planning on voting for: Michael Bloomberg

Signature policy goals: Cap-and-trade approach to fossil fuel emissions, legalized gambling.

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Darth Vader

Political affiliation: Empire

Bumper sticker you might see: “Welcome to the Dark Side”

Planning on voting for: Donald Trump

Signature policy goals: Unlimited power, promoting adoption.

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Chewbacca

Political affiliation: Anarchist

Bumper sticker you might see: “Honk if you’re furry”

Planning on voting for: Barred from voting because he lacks relevant identification forms (lost birth certificate).

Signature policy goals: Wookiee self-rule and repatriation to Kashyyyk.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Political affiliation: Green Party

Bumper sticker you might see: “Imagine World Peace”

Planning on voting for: Writing in Jerry Brown

Signature policy goals: Universal pre-k education, sensible light-saber control laws.

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C-3PO

Political affiliation: Monachist

Bumper sticker you might see: “Deum timete: Regem honorificate.” (Fear God, honor the regent.)

Planning on voting for: Barred from voting due to not being human.

Signature policy goals: Android liberation, getting Leia to be a princess again.

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R2-D2

Political affiliation: Libertarian

Bumper sticker you might see: “Legalize freedom.”

Planning on voting for: Barred from voting due to not being human, planning on hacking into voting machines instead.

Signature policy goals: Android liberation, free speech.

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