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Bush attempts to move on

Bush attempts to move on and creates a Web site to help facilitate the process. My, he does have bal^H^H^Hguts doesn't he? I think at this point Gore doesn't expect to win and is continuing with his pursuits to make sure the laws get changed for the next election. What do you think?
posted by bkdelong on Dec 4, 2000 - 29 comments

That dude that's been doing the Gore vs. Bush graphics for CNN has outdone himself. It looks like Gore is actually trying to bite Bush's head... Egads!
posted by Niccola Six on Nov 29, 2000 - 16 comments

And now for something different...

And now for something different... Or maybe not. Try voting for everybody. Who knows what will happen. Maybe Gore will win finally? (not sure if this was posted before, but found it funny.)
posted by da5id on Nov 28, 2000 - 6 comments

2 Million ballots - thrown out.

2 Million ballots - thrown out. Bush's behind this.
posted by tiaka on Nov 28, 2000 - 8 comments

Doesn't this site violate Canada election laws?

Doesn't this site violate Canada election laws? They claim they will be posting election results as the polls close. Under Canadian law, time zones that are still voting aren't allowed to know who is winning further east. First up: Newfoundland.
posted by tranquileye on Nov 27, 2000 - 7 comments

Fuckwits.

Fuckwits. And we were arguing about unclear ballot papers and the inability to follow written instructions? The Palm Beach canvassing board sends its counters home for Thanksgiving, comes back on Friday to find an extra few thousand votes to go through, and can't get its numbers in on time, so Ms Harris disregards them. Really, the people in charge need horse-whipping.
posted by holgate on Nov 26, 2000 - 1 comment

"Blame Florida! Blame Florida!

"Blame Florida! Blame Florida!...with its stooges and its chad, the whole election's just gone mad..."

(Yeah, it's Salon: but Talbot has a point. Had this been outside the US, with Jimmy Carter and the other observers, the last few days' lunacy would have left no-one in any doubt that the state couldn't organise a pissup in a brewery.)
posted by holgate on Nov 24, 2000 - 10 comments


Phil Agre thinks there was nothing spontaneous about that mob scene in Miami a couple days back.
posted by mathowie on Nov 24, 2000 - 11 comments

Republican mob scene video

Republican mob scene video The guy in the video is being accused of stealing a ballot for the Democrats...
posted by owillis on Nov 22, 2000 - 18 comments

Looks like the end is in sight.

Looks like the end is in sight. And I'm glad. I'm so sick of the political rhetoric I could puke. I wish more people could address these issues with clear thinking, instead of defaulting to the rhetoric of the side they tend to favor. If anyone else says 'The American people want...' I will puke. Looks like Bush is going to win. Who cares? Nader is right: they've both been bought and sold. People who harp on 'the very clear policy differences' aren't making enough allowances for the other dynamics.
posted by Sean Meade on Nov 22, 2000 - 12 comments

Democrats control the weather!

Democrats control the weather! Beware!
posted by tiaka on Nov 21, 2000 - 18 comments

ELECTION: Live coverage of (what's left of) the Florida hearing.

ELECTION: Live coverage of (what's left of) the Florida hearing. I heard a solution I could live with: machine recount all the Florida ballots, and hand count anything that bounces. Came from the Bush camp, surprisingly enough.
posted by baylink on Nov 20, 2000 - 2 comments

Bush sez American people not worthy of trust.

Bush sez American people not worthy of trust. It's nice to know that our probable new President thinks his country is too lacking in honor or integrity to be trusted with a manual recount. Spineless liars: takes one to know one?
posted by Byun-o-matic on Nov 19, 2000 - 21 comments

The end is near.

The end is near. Judge Terry Lewis rules that Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris can disregard recounts in Florida counties.
posted by m.polo on Nov 17, 2000 - 10 comments

More Fun With the Electoral College!

More Fun With the Electoral College! What's most disturbing isn't that it may be weeks or months before we actually know who won the election. I mean who cares? Neither of these guys represent you. They both suck. The disturbing part is that it is actually possible the voices of hundreds of thousands of Florida voters might not be heard at all!
posted by ZachsMind on Nov 16, 2000 - 14 comments

Cafe Press Election 2000 Schwag.

Cafe Press Election 2000 Schwag. "Buy Merchandise that commemorates this HOPEFULLY once in a lifetime election!" Heh. It's interesting to see Cafe Press organizing their stores like this.
posted by fraying on Nov 14, 2000 - 8 comments

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

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