Presidential Election 2000
This is Danusha Goska.
If I were George Bush, a few things would be bothering me. Bush lost the popular vote. As president,
he'd govern without a mandate. That would bother me. William Rouverol, inventor of the Votomatic,
insists a hand count, as mandated by Florida and Texas law, is most accurate. That would bother
me. The Florida votes Bush pushed to have thrown out are from overwhelmingly African American
counties; the NAACP is fighting what it calls systematic disenfranchisement. That would bother
me. Pat Buchanan supported the claims of Palm Beach County voters that his votes there actually
belonged to Al Gore; a team of Harvard and Berkeley statisticians back this up. That would bother
me. In Seminole County the Republican elections chief allowed Republican Party workers to correct
thousands of flawed absentee ballot applications for Republican voters. Democratic applications
were thrown away. That would bother me. Bush was certified winner by Katherine Harris, co-chair
of his campaign, who'd been promised a cushy administration job if he were elected. That would
bother me. The thing is, though, that none of these seem to bother George Bush. And that really
For Speak Your Mind, this has been Danusha Goska.
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