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November 08, 2000

STILL Teetering

What a surprising election. This morning it looks like we won't know the outcome until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest. Possibly not till the end of the week! What does such a tightly contested race (possibly the closest since 1960), coupled with high voter turnout, mean? I think it means that nobody was satisfied with the choices, and each group of people was desperately voting for their perception of the lesser of two evils. If only more folks had voted Nader "qbullet.smiley".

And to the Gore folks who are going to claim, if Gore loses, that it is Nader's fault, get over it. I voted for Nader, and I never in a million years would have voted for Gore. So you didn't 'lose' my vote, Nader didn't 'steal' my vote. And I wasn't irresponsible by voting for somebody in other than the two enfranchised parties. Jeez.

Another addendum on the Electoral College. As of 11:04am ET, Gore leads Bush in raw votes of around 234,000. In Florida the race is tight, and Bush may have the lead by as little as 2,000 votes. If so, Bush will win Florida, and the election. Despite the majority having voted for Gore (albeit by a pitiful margin). Ain't democracy wonderful?

Posted by dpwakefield at November 8, 2000 07:55 AM