First, considering that many number of candidates results in scattering and partitioning of votes, and may cause important problems, we would like to ask you if we are in doubt between two candidates and know that one is “More qualified” but less publicly accepted, and the other is “Qualified”, but more publicly accepted, which one we shall s e l e c t? Please guide us for this legal responsibility.
Second, does the blank vote suffice for fulfillment of obligation?
والسلام علیکم و رحمه الله
A number of your Muqalledin
In the name of God
First: In such conditions, legally you have better to s e l e c t the “Qualified” one which is more publicly accepted.
Second: No, it does not suffice.
From God Success,
Nasser Makarem Shirazi