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[Nov. 8th, 2000|12:14 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
stupid florida.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-11-08 01:14 am (UTC)
Damn right! I'm pissed! You'd think all those old people would vote for someone who actually gives a crap. Oh well...
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[User Picture]From: art
2000-11-08 01:17 am (UTC)

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DITTO!
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-11-08 01:20 am (UTC)
darn, you bet me to putting it in the topic section.

stupid florida.
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[User Picture]From: marcoo
2000-11-08 01:30 am (UTC)

This is a catastrophe. Now there is an ultraright wing extremist with no experience in politics at the whitehouse. Be affraid people.
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-11-08 03:49 am (UTC)

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I've waited in front of my tv for 8 hours ( my local station got a link to abc channel ) and dammit! I am pissed that the result for today is..... NO RESULT... dammit.... Hate Bush! Love Gore !
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[User Picture]From: anilnaik
2000-11-08 01:42 am (UTC)
This election is NOT over, CNN has made predictions, yet the election is still too close to call.....
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-11-08 01:44 am (UTC)

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this is insane. ahhhh!!!!
a 500 vote difference in florida.
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[User Picture]From: anilnaik
2000-11-08 02:03 am (UTC)

Wisconsin

Gore's up there for the first time tonight. Just when you thought you'd able to predict it...


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[User Picture]From: steve_maximus
2000-11-08 02:31 am (UTC)

BACK UNDECIDED!!!!!

FLORIDA IS BACK ON THE UNDECIDED LIST, THERE IS GOING TO BE A RECOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: starzz
2000-11-08 03:11 am (UTC)

Re: BACK UNDECIDED!!!!!

Thank goodness!
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-11-08 04:50 am (UTC)

'nuff said

can you say this is the craziest fucking election ever?

now that the country is asleep, i think i will go to bed as well.
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[User Picture]From: dweezil
2000-11-08 05:19 am (UTC)
Does it strike anyone else that the state that is deciding the election is run by one of the candidates brothers?

Does it puzzle you HOW MUCH the Bush people SCREAMED when the networks gave Gore Florida? Did they KNOW something? Were they upset that the "amazing" Bush victory in Florida was now going to be looked at in DETAIL?

Organized crime is VERY BIG in Florida. And Bush senior once ran the CIA.

I know this sounds like I am being silly, but the republicans tried to STEAL the presidency in 92, and they are trying it again this year.
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[User Picture]From: firelegend
2000-11-08 06:31 am (UTC)

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no doubt
i smell somthin funky and bush acts weird sometimes, but if it was a conspricay they would have to be some dumb muth fuckas to make it obvious, remember in the princes bride, the poison in the cup?
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2000-11-08 06:47 am (UTC)
yeah that is REAL possible that the election is getting rigged... think once in a while.
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[User Picture]From: kneb
2000-11-08 05:40 pm (UTC)

coincidence?

Bush's brother is the Governor of Florida.
There were ballot boxes missing.
The election was too close to call.

That sneaky Republican helped out his bro and fixed this thing.
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[User Picture]From: coldsteel
2000-11-08 04:16 pm (UTC)
Bush should get over in Florida as he is favored in the military community and most of the absentee ballots are for military personnel overseas.
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From: blurryimage
2000-11-08 04:21 pm (UTC)
Florida's not stupid... Wakulla County and those others who are being difficult are stupid, but don't fault the whole state! Some counties actually have their shit together.
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[User Picture]From: anilnaik
2000-11-08 08:18 pm (UTC)
This is completely disregarding the fact that has become apparent since about 1am PST last night: Gore has secured the popular vote.

A Bush presidency CANNOT, on very ethical principle, be permitted to stand! The electoral college is viciously outdated and failed the US back in 1888. To those who aren't historians, Grover Cleveland (then 22nd president) sought reelection; he lost the electoral college to Benjamin Harrison. I'm sure you can guess where this is going: Cleveland won the popular vote by slightly less than 100,000 votes. In 1889 the people were denied their democratically elected president because of an outdated system. Why was the electoral college invented? The founding fathers were afraid of the people. Seriously. They feared that the people could not make an educated choice. Also there was a belief that there would be numerous candidates who would run from their local area and no one man would gain the vote from the entire country. This, they believed, would lead to a weak president who would be unable to lead the entire country. Due to technological growths since the 1790s the founding fathers' collective fears have no validity.

In light of Gore's popular victory, many suspect that the electoral college will be abolished *after* this election. However, this is still an enforcement of an outdated republican form of politics; we must push for a straight democratic election system.

All things being equal, I have to say that I cannot see that the removal of the electoral college effecting this election. Every law student in the country knows that a law cannot be enforced retroactively. But students of current politics in Yugoslavia and Cote d'Ivoire know that "law" is always (remember, ALWAYS) subserviant to the will of the people.

Prediction as of 7:31pm PST: Bush will indeed win the electoral vote in Florida. Gore will hold the popular vote. Result? the next four years will be witness to the most beautiful public uprisings, demostrations, and likely riots, this country has seen in recent memory. From the WTO protests in Seattle (less than a year ago!!) through DC, LA, Philly, Prague, the next four years (and much longer too) will be gloriously troubled times.
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[User Picture]From: rhys
2000-11-08 10:23 pm (UTC)
I've been sayin' it for years...Florida reeks. Can't wait to get the hell outta this screwed up state.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-08 10:29 pm (UTC)

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Where would you like to be, ideally?
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