Re: Gov't Loves Gov't

Charlie Stross (
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 12:35:01 +0000

On Mon, Jan 26, 1998 at 09:46:04PM +0000, Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin wrote:
> > From: Charlie Stross <>
> > Unask that question, or I'll ask it's inverse: why did the electoral
> > system let someone who was voted _against_ by 55-60% of the electorate
> > retain power? (Answer: "first past the post". Which we -- in the UK and
> > also in the USA -- have been conditioned to believe is a "fair" way of
> > running elections. Yeah, and I have this neat bridge you might want to
> > buy ... there's a lot to be said for a RON box on every ballot paper.)
> What would a RON box be? The British equivalent of "None of the
> above"?

Re-Open Nominations. In other words: all the above are DISQUALIFIED,
and the election should be run again with new candidates.

-- Charlie