WTF!!! why are some people bein dix... Personally i dont give a rats ass if it drags on. This is the freakin presidential election and we're a friggin democracy that many people have died for. If there was a mistake in the voting, then F it DO IT AGAIN. Everyone has the right for their vote to count for who they intended to vote for anything less i think is digusting..
I am not talking about taking away anything from anyone. What I am saying is the vote is over. They are NOT going to have a run off or do it again. If we let this drag on and on and it ends up in the courts it will make the country look incompetent. For someone who seems pretty patriotic I would think you would not want to weaken out standings internationaly. The fact is that BOTH parties approved those ballots and the vote will stand the way it is once the recount is completed. Now if there is fraud discovered that would change things.
<< If we let this drag on and on and it ends up in the courts it will make the country look incompetent. >>
IMO, you're much better off making sure the democratic rights of the people are well and truly upheld. Oh and BTW, having Bush as your President will do your "international standings" way more harm than any legal processes. Some countries even added that they wished that Gore had won when they rushed off their "congratulations" telegrams.
And on another note, is it really true that (I may have misunderstood this) more citizen across the country could have voted for Gore, and yet Bush can still win? (In other words, are people's vote counted as "worth more" depending on where they live and/or what other people have voted in their state.) Excuse my ignorance.
<< Republicans noted that the ballot in dispute was approved by Democrat Theresa LePore, the county supervisor of elections.
"The ballot is very straightforward," said Roberts, the state elections director. "You follow the arrow, you punch the location. Then you have voted for who you intend to elect."
Baker agreed. "I've heard some suggestions that a ballot was confusing, a ballot that a Democratic election supervisor had approved (and) which had been used in prior elections, so I think we need to back off here a little bit in terms of threatening lawsuits, filing lawsuits, and hurling charges," he told CNN. >>
The Palm Beach County ballot does not comply with Florida law. MSNBC just had one of the lawyers on and they read the statute. I think it's clear the ballot is defective. The Florida Supreme Court, if it ultimately hears the matter, will order a re-vote if the Circuit Court judge does not. That's the view of MY lawyer.
Hopefully, the recount will show Gore won and all of this will be moot.
They have a pic of the ballot on MSNBC. Looks like if you can read and see past your nose you should have no problem voting for who you want. There is a BIG BLACK ARROW pointing right to the dot you need to punch!
I notice none of the conservatives on this board think the process should be changed. They have prospered under this archaic process which requires, in effect, a threshhold IQ test to vote. The courts have consistently ruled that such reading or literacy tests are unconstitutional. Even dumb people have the right to vote.
Why aren't the conservatives calling for the money to install computers in our polling places.