Re: election: I wonder.....

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 22:25:40 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:

> BTW, reverting to the original suggestion, is it *legal* to blatantly sell
> your unmarked ballot in the States?

No, and this is one election where those kinda tricks are not
advisable. They are gonna be watching everything under a

The ironies involved here run deep. With such a slim margin, a few
hundred votes, there is *no question* that should Shrub win, that
Nadir is responsible. So the far left has submarined the left. Should
Gore be declared the winner, then Buchanan is to blame, and the
far right has slain the right.

This experience has also placed a spotlight on the traditional dirty
tricks that surround every election, the only difference being this
one time, it really really matters. Examples being: calls to known
Democrats claiming to be the NAACP, endorsing Bush. Another
would be the gag email saying "Democrats vote Tuesday,
Republicans vote Wednesday," or one of the very old standbys,
used traditionally in the south, is to have a police car park near
the polling place with the flashing lights going, which tends to
cause a disproportionate number of Democrats to flee in terror.
Old tricks that never mean anything, until now.

I find it astounding that the future of the country is now in the
hands of a few hundred Floridians living abroad. spike

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