One way to throw an election...
November 1, 2000 9:42 AM   Subscribe

One way to throw an election... that would be funny, if I didn't believe that some people out there would take it seriously.
posted by silusGROK (7 comments total)
Actually I heard they're asking both the republicans and democrats to vote on the 8th, because voting places are expecting a rush of new voters coming in to vote for independents on the 7th. Then Bush'll win anyway cuz he paid the electoral college money so he could win a year and a half ago. =) I would have posted a mass mail to everybody about this but I didn't think anybody gave a crap.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:03 AM on November 1, 2000

Well. Fore-warned is fore-armed.

I thought that getting out the information about this hoax would be helpful. Now that the web audience has diversified, we can't say that "no one will believe it", dismissing the hoax as being beneath our collective intelligence. We all know people who now have e-mail that might be snookered by such a ploy.

posted by silusGROK at 10:22 AM on November 1, 2000

Ooh! Ooh! Solution! Extend the voting to both the 7th and the 8th! Heck! Keep voting going until Inauguration Day! Doesn't matter! Bush already paid to win anyway!
posted by ZachsMind at 10:48 AM on November 1, 2000

Or better yet - now that we've got this big information age inter-net thingee, let's use it!

Everyone gets to vote once every cycle. That cycle lasts four years. You can vote the day after, or a year after, or three years before (same thing, those last two), and on the appointed day, at the appointed hour, all the votes as recorded will be tallied. All the other rules still apply.

You could change your vote as many times as you like at any time in the cycle, but it would only count once.

If you kept the databases corruption-free, voter turnout would go through the roof, and democracy will reign again, as if for the first time!

(by the way, I agree with Zach about this one being all but fixed already.)
posted by chicobangs at 11:56 AM on November 1, 2000

The irony of the information superhighway being used against the Democrats is killing me.
posted by rich at 12:59 PM on November 1, 2000

Hey, the internet doesn't fool people, people fool people. ;-)

I just love that the Republicans firmly and faithfully believe that they represent the people of America, they just can't stand the idea of the people of America who aren't them actually voting. They might, you see, lose.
posted by dhartung at 8:21 PM on November 1, 2000

If you receive an e-mail titled "good times" do not vote for Gore. Voting for Gore will erase your hard disk. Pass this along to every person in the world.
posted by thirteen at 8:31 PM on November 1, 2000

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