Re: Gore doesn't need Florida

From: Geoff Tillman (
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 12:19:36 MST

Do you really believe the senators from the smaller
states will allow a constitutional amendment to take
away what little power they have to get out of
And if it did do you think they would ratify it? Our
Union only works because the Citizens of the smaller
states on a 1to1 basis have more power than the
citizens of the large states. We are a union of 50
states not a nation of 1. We take away the electorial
college and instead of union we will be an empire.
just my 2 cents
We need to keep the electorial college

--- Randy Smith <> wrote:
> >From: "John Clark" <>
> >Reply-To:
> >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
> that.
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