Re: Gore doesn't need Florida

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 12:33:19 MST

>From: "John Clark" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Gore doesn't need Florida
>Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 10:39:02 -0500
>The constitution says that the new president will be the man who receives a
> majority
>of electors OFFICIALLY APPOINTED by December 18. There are 538 electoral
>votes in
>total and Gore doesn't have a majority of them, but not counting
>Florida's 25 electoral
>votes there are only 513 and Gore does have a majority of those. All Gore
>has to do is
>drag things out with lawsuits in the courts until December 18 and then
>nobody would get
>Florida's 25 vote and Gore would be president.
>John K Clark

So you are saying that Florida'a electors are not "officially appointed"
yet, and as long as the outcome of the FL vote is disputed, those FL
electors cannot be properly appointed.
Seems like cheating in a way, but Gore did win the popular vote, so he does
deserve to get the prize. I just hope that after all this that Americans get
the idea that the Electoral college gives more voting power to the citizens
of smaller states as compared to those of larger states. We need to change

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