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I told you So

2000-11-08 17:07:27+00 by TC 6 comments

Welp, less than 2,000 votes decide who get the electoral votes from Florida and that will decide our President for the next 4 years. Nader was able to get of 95,000 votes in that state(grumble grumble grumble). In California Prop38(school vouchers) goes down in flames showing how gullible voters are. At least prop36(getting non violent drug offenders out of jail) passed. I might have to look at property in Mendocineo county now that it is legal to grow pot on your own land for your own use.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Redbird

Not sure why this is "I told you so." This one is close enough that if any of one of a number of states had voted differently, we wouldn't be waiting for Florida. If Gore had won Ohio, for example, or Bush had won California, the election would be over. If the vote is 110,000 to 109,500, that doesn't mean that only 500 people's votes count.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: TC

The "I told you so" is in reference to warnings earlier about voting on a pragmatic level vs a passionate one. In your example all votes count but 500 make the difference. This is my point to people that voted for Nader in swing states. I find it hard to believe that someone who would vote for Nader would prefer 4 years of Bush(the GW kind) over 4 with Gore...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: ebradway

I've been praying for a revote in Florida. I don't think the recount is going to do anything. Vote tallying is quite accurate nowadays. Unless their is a revote and the Greens all vote for Gore... I'm disappointed in Tennessee. I was told that it was a 'battleground' state but Bush took it by a full 3% of the voters - and it's even Gore's home state! I did some browsing of the exit polls on CNN and found yet more evidence of why I need to leave Tennessee. Evidently, only poor black people in the south vote for liberals. White people, regardless of income or education tended to support Bush.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:34+00 by: shmuel

"I find it hard to believe that someone who would vote for Nader would prefer 4 years of Bush (the GW kind) over 4 with Gore..." We've already been over this the last time you brought it up; this ain't necessarily so. I voted for the Socialist candidate, and I think a Bush presidency could be a good thing, if it causes some soul-searching on the part of the Democratic party. That's why I didn't vote for Gore in the first place, and it's especially in the swing states that that message needed to be sent. Still, no matter what happens, I'm really enjoying the whole election thing right now...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:35+00 by: baylink

<sigh> See my other posting; 200 votes aren't going to decide this election... 90 *million* votes did.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:35+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, but maybe if those 90 million voters had to deal with the Palm Beach ballot we would've culled all but the serious voters and had a Browne presidency. [grin]