Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Election 2000

This is really beating a dead horse. Bush duped the American public into voting for him in 2004, with the Democrats helping by choosing an extremely lame candidate. Nonetheless, the 2000 election still stings. The electoral college has been a fucked up way to elect the president since George Washington stepped down. The 2000 election was an excellent example of how a guy that lost the election by over half a million votes could still win on a legal technicality. The Supreme Court took the election into their own hands and elected Bush in a 5-4 decision. Apparently those 5 votes matter more than 540,000 votes.

I found this article while reading about the Supreme Court nomination process. It talks about a flawed election and the role of the Supreme Court that occured more than 5 years ago, but it's so informative and told in such a disturbingly amusing way that I couldn't resist posting it.


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