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Bush could ask for Iowa recount / Des Moines Register web site uses something other than ASP/WinNT

November 8, 2000 8:46 PM   Subscribe

Bush could ask for Iowa recount / Des Moines Register web site uses something other than ASP/WinNT
Describes possible moves and legal requirements for a recount in Iowa. Did you know that there's nothing in the Constitution about voting for president? A new state could come up with some other method of choosing electors!
posted by rschram (5 comments total)

 
Hmm, link no worky, sorry.

States have come up with other methods of choosing electors...

Uh, and they use Miva. It's not a very new technology or anything. :) Did I miss the point of that comment?
posted by pnevares at 10:21 PM on November 8, 2000


The original idea, I believe, was for states to choose their electors however they wanted. It was supposed to be a way for states to counterbalance the power of the Federal government. Electors could be chosen directly by the governor or the state legislature for all the Constitution cares.
posted by kindall at 12:20 AM on November 9, 2000


Here's the Des Moines article.
posted by jay at 12:40 AM on November 9, 2000


I believe I read somewhere that Colorado didn't bother with an election just after it became a state -- they assumed that they'd go Republican and they didn't have time to put together an election system, so they just sent their votes to the Republicans. Very strange. Can anyone familiar with Colorado history confirm or deny this?
posted by snarkout at 7:56 AM on November 9, 2000


"Des Moines Register web site uses something other than ASP/WinNT"

Netscape server on Solaris, according to Netcraft. Now there's an odd combination.
posted by CrayDrygu at 5:17 PM on November 9, 2000


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