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Interesting article

Interesting article regarding a lawsuit filed against Bush/Cheney regarding Texas' electoral votes. Looks like Cheney violated the 12th amendment of the Constitution...see for yourself.
posted by JFunk2800 on Nov 14, 2000 - 18 comments

Nader wins!!!

Nader wins!!! Well, sort of. An amusing story of hackers taking the election into their own hands....
posted by bkdelong on Nov 14, 2000 - 2 comments

The end... finally.

The end... finally. Today at five pm. Judge Lewis upholds the statutory deadline for election returns to be certified, despite media specualtion that he was initially inclined to extend it.
posted by mikewas on Nov 14, 2000 - 35 comments

This map, sized based on electoral proportions

This map, sized based on electoral proportions makes a lot more sense than the standard state-by-state or county-by-county one (that last one was marked up by peterme).
posted by mathowie on Nov 13, 2000 - 15 comments

The Bush campaign is seeking contributions to fund the Florida recount

The Bush campaign is seeking contributions to fund the Florida recount and here I am thinking that they were fighting the recount. I'm sorry to add a link to the political chaos but the Bush campaign just baffles me to no end. Could some objective non-partisan please stand up for the people's constitutional right to franchisement?
posted by cheesebot on Nov 13, 2000 - 1 comment

I hate politics. What irks me the most about the current state of affairs is that I had hoped the election would be over by now, and I'd be able to turn on the television, read a magazine, or partake in a conversation about something BESIDES Al Gore and George Bush. Supposedly, "smart" people are interested in politics. Which must make a minority of smart people who AREN'T interested embarrassed to admit to their distaste. But I've recently discovered that I'm not alone: these people feel my pain, but unfortunately their pages aren't very interesting. Anyone know any better links for those of us who are sick and tired of hearing about people counting things in Florida?
posted by grumblebee on Nov 12, 2000 - 26 comments

What It Will Take to Get Elected ... in 1988.

What It Will Take to Get Elected ... in 1988. Interesting historical piece basically looking at the chances of a Democratic victory in 1988. Makes for good reading -- now that we've all become political junkies -- while waiting for news from Florida.
posted by leo on Nov 12, 2000 - 1 comment

Hand count in Palm Beach County agreed upon.

Hand count in Palm Beach County agreed upon. History in the making.
posted by tiaka on Nov 11, 2000 - 9 comments

NY Times report on voting problems in Palm Beach

NY Times report on voting problems in Palm Beach "...some precinct workers said that they were under strict instructions to turn away people asking for voting assistance — mainly out of fear that it would slow down the voting. Louise Austin, a precinct worker in Boynton Beach, said she and other workers at her precinct turned away voters who besieged them with questions. "People were coming up to me," Ms. Austin said, "and I had to follow the directive — `Don't help anyone. Don't talk to anyone.' "
posted by aurelian on Nov 11, 2000 - 1 comment

Bush Camp Goes to Court to Stop Hand Recount.

Bush Camp Goes to Court to Stop Hand Recount. The plot thickens!
posted by Mr. skullhead on Nov 11, 2000 - 15 comments

"In other words, the odds are less than 1 in a billion that the original vote was a fair count."

"In other words, the odds are less than 1 in a billion that the original vote was a fair count." OJR asked Dr. Lynn Miller, a professor of communications and expert on statistics at the USC Annenberg School to comment on what she found at CNN.com regarding the Florida Situation.
posted by th3ph17 on Nov 10, 2000 - 4 comments

Gore takes Oregon.

Gore takes Oregon....but may lose New Mexico. God, I'm going insane.
posted by bkdelong on Nov 10, 2000 - 5 comments

Ballot called "childs' play" by class of 8-year olds

Ballot called "childs' play" by class of 8-year olds
posted by mikewas on Nov 10, 2000 - 17 comments

a call for Gore to stop?

a call for Gore to stop? This is a well reasoned argument but is sometimes rambling. Do you think it makes sense? Is Gore really loosing credibility? Should he really give up the fight? Discuss.
posted by Adman on Nov 10, 2000 - 21 comments

Math Against Tyranny...

Math Against Tyranny... A mathmatician discusses the virtues of the Electoral College.
posted by silusGROK on Nov 10, 2000 - 8 comments

The Memo issued to Palm-Beach poll workers on Tuesday morning.
posted by gluechunk on Nov 9, 2000 - 2 comments

It figures

It figures the only election haikus I'd find are at FreeRepublic.com. Can anyone find more?
posted by Neb on Nov 9, 2000 - 9 comments

Oops, Florida sent it again.

Oops, Florida sent it again. As if Florida elections couldn't get worse, Salon.com is reporting that some absentees received duplicate ballots. Poor Florida. I highly doubt election problems are only happening in this state, it's just being put under the microscope. Every little problem is huge now. Salon is doing a great job with interesting stories, too. Check'em out.
posted by gramcracker on Nov 9, 2000 - 0 comments

Official Florida Law on Paper Ballots.

Official Florida Law on Paper Ballots. I've been reading from the pundits that the Florida ballot may be illegal because it "specifies that voters mark an X in the blank space to the right of the name of the candidate they want to vote for." (Quote from MSNBC) However, the Florida statue I found says "opposite such candidate's name." Has anyone heard this argument, and if the Dems are actually gonna try it?
posted by gramcracker on Nov 9, 2000 - 15 comments

Ficus2000

Ficus2000 hoped to bring reform and change to congress by providing a choice to uncontested congressional seats, a ficus tree. "The United States Congress is full of babbling idiots and bumbling morons," said Ficus campaign strategist and filmmaker Michael Moore. In one poll, the plant had a 91% lead on incumbant RP Frelinghuysen, however lost in the election. Too bad, at least the ficus would've produced clean air
posted by Zebulun on Nov 9, 2000 - 4 comments

Senegal's Elections

Senegal's Elections make for an intresting comparison to this one, don't you think?
posted by clockwork on Nov 9, 2000 - 0 comments

This is how we should settle the election.

This is how we should settle the election. Load it up with 50 marbles, and start smashing away at the levers... (can you think of a more realistic representation of the electoral process? ...okay, but can you think of one that's more fun?)
posted by darukaru on Nov 8, 2000 - 0 comments

"The sense is that we're gonna play hardball."

"The sense is that we're gonna play hardball."
Harsh words.
(Update on previous story.)
posted by rschram on Nov 8, 2000 - 3 comments

19,000 Fla Ballots Nullified.

19,000 Fla Ballots Nullified....and allegedly Gore was only behind in the state by 1800. This is gonna get interesting.
posted by bkdelong on Nov 8, 2000 - 30 comments

And now, on to the courts.

And now, on to the courts. I don't think this has a chance, nor am I sure if it is even a good idea.
posted by lescour on Nov 8, 2000 - 10 comments

US Votes Republican -- except for all the people.

US Votes Republican -- except for all the people. Anyone still need an explanation of the Electoral College?
posted by baylink on Nov 8, 2000 - 51 comments

Seven Libertarians elected to local office. Browne results similar to Reform party without benefit of matching funds.
It's a new day in America.
posted by thirteen on Nov 8, 2000 - 16 comments

Writer Guilty of Voter Fraud

Writer Guilty of Voter Fraud From his stunt during the primaries, Salon writer Dan Savage has plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of voter fraud to avoid trial on a felony charge.
posted by Dreama on Nov 8, 2000 - 12 comments

It's not over yet folks!

It's not over yet folks! Democratic candidate Al Gore has called GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush for the second time tonight, retracting his earlier call congratulating Bush on his victory. Gore is expected to speak to his supporters in Nashville soon.
posted by captaincursor on Nov 8, 2000 - 63 comments

The Onion, as usual.

The Onion, as usual. 'Nuff said.
posted by highindustrial on Nov 7, 2000 - 5 comments

Bush wins Guam, err won

Bush wins Guam, err won
This is legal! Guam is 15 hours ahead of the East Coast. They were voting while you were sleeping last night.
posted by rschram on Nov 7, 2000 - 9 comments

NYTimes.com reports (or does it?) Bush winning KY and IN

NYTimes.com reports (or does it?) Bush winning KY and IN
I think this is some kind of mistake, rather than an off-sides. Explanations?
posted by rschram on Nov 7, 2000 - 7 comments

Inside.com Publishes Exit Polling Data

Inside.com Publishes Exit Polling Data (4:09 p.m. EST) George W. Bush appears to hold a slight popular-vote lead 49-48 percent. Al Gore is ahead in Florida, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, California and Washington. Bush holds an edge in New Hampshire, West Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Iowa. Minnesota and Pennsylvania are, crucially, too close to call. One freaky scenario being bandied about: the race ends in an electoral college tie, 269-269. In Senate races, Hillary Clinton is ahead in New York. Incumbents Ashcroft, Grams, Roth, Robb, and McCollum are losing. In Michigan, Abraham is tied.
posted by josholalia on Nov 7, 2000 - 16 comments

Remember: Don't Vote!
posted by gluechunk on Nov 6, 2000 - 2 comments

Seems like both Gore and Bush prefer boxers.

Seems like both Gore and Bush prefer boxers. Dress em up at Election Dress-up.
posted by tamim on Nov 6, 2000 - 0 comments

Why the Democratic Party would rather lose this election

Why the Democratic Party would rather lose this election -- Michael Albert clarifies the strategic implications of voting Nader: "Liberals talk and write as though the most important thing in captivity is their winning the election, or at least Bush not winning it. But at the top of their campaign, centrally important policies demonstrate that winning the election is not, in fact, their first priority. For them, priority one is serving the interests of their elite constituencies, and, just below that, of the Party itself...."

Also: hard-core Nader junkies should check out this vigorous (but quite long) rant: What every Republicrat should know (but is afraid to ask)

And, finally, a reason to join Greenpeace: new executive director John Passacantando takes a refreshingly sane, nonhysterical approach to Election 2000. Amen.
posted by johnb on Nov 5, 2000 - 24 comments

Why are people who commit felonies no longer allowed to vote?

Why are people who commit felonies no longer allowed to vote? Are they no longer citizens?
posted by donkeymon on Nov 3, 2000 - 24 comments

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus).

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus). The L.A. Weekly brings you about 20 prominent liberals' statements on whether they are voting Nader or Gore, and why ... captures pretty much all of the nuances in once place.
posted by MattD on Nov 2, 2000 - 0 comments

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura talks about his bid at Governership and voting your conscience. There's more than a little in common here between his campaign and Ralph's.
posted by skallas on Nov 1, 2000 - 0 comments

A quick, concise look at where the candidates stand on issues.

A quick, concise look at where the candidates stand on issues. Roll your mouse over the issues listed on the left, like abortion, and education, and a nice little mouseover script pops up each candidate's platform regarding this issue. Nice!
posted by kristin on Nov 1, 2000 - 6 comments

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site.

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site. This is absolutely ridiculous. "William Wood, chief counsel for the office of the secretary of state, said yesterday morning that trading for anything valuable is illegal. "
posted by bkdelong on Oct 31, 2000 - 12 comments

election results canada

election results canada will provide real-time results of the Canadian 2000 general election on Nov. 27th from across the nation, as the polls report their results. In B.C., where I live, the eastern polls close at 5p.m. our time, but results are blacked out on t.v. until 8p.m. "The Canada Elections Act has certain provisions, which attempt to make the transmission of factual information to the public a crime, imposing a hefty penalty on those who do not obey it. This election gag law will harm numerous responsible, law-abiding Canadians. It is unconstitutional, and must be challenged on that basis. The citizens of Canada deserve timely access to public information. This site will provide it to them." Is there such a site for the U.S. election?
posted by riley370 on Oct 30, 2000 - 3 comments

You gotta love that Tom Tomorrow. . .

You gotta love that Tom Tomorrow. . .
posted by snakey on Oct 30, 2000 - 1 comment

An article in The Standard about vote swapping... Nice to see that someone other than the folks here at MeFi noticed.
posted by silusGROK on Oct 30, 2000 - 12 comments

Great article on how Gore

Great article on how Gore managed to shoot himself in the foot, over and over again and alienating potential voters during this election. (via greendot)
posted by skallas on Oct 29, 2000 - 1 comment

The New York Times endorses Al Gore

The New York Times endorses Al Gore The Philadelphia Inquirer and Denver Post also endorsed Gore, while rival George W. Bush picked up endorsements from Chicago’s two daily newspapers and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News.
posted by brian on Oct 29, 2000 - 9 comments

The Meatball Ad

The Meatball Ad is mostly being run in California by the Buchanan Campaign. Today was the first time I saw it running in New York. I have not seen any of the other presidential candidates are running any TV ads here. The ad shows a man passing out while waiting for the 911 voice choice menu after choking from eating a meatball as the TV news in the background declares that English is no longer America's official language. (The link is to a quicktime file.)
posted by tamim on Oct 27, 2000 - 23 comments

A better way to select party candidates.

A better way to select party candidates.
Instead of holding silly primaries that end up picking the worst possible candidates from each party, why not have party leaders pick the best 3-4 candidates and then have registered party members vote (by mail or at the convention) and announce the winner in August? [more inside]
posted by daveadams on Oct 27, 2000 - 6 comments

Journalism profs are soliciting Internet users' opinions

Journalism profs are soliciting Internet users' opinions on how "politically interested Web surfers are using the Internet in the 2000 U.S. presidential elections."
posted by thescoop on Oct 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Doesn't this billboard say it all?

Doesn't this billboard say it all?
posted by ericost on Oct 23, 2000 - 22 comments

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