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Old 11-21-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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Blazer did you make the same comments about the Florida 2000 Presidential vote?
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Blazer did you make the same comments about the Florida 2000 Presidential vote?
Now there's a segway for a different thread.

There were a lot of issues with that election. First, the democrat demanded a recount- but only in a few select counties with high democrat turnouts. The republican demanded that if those counties are recounted, then all counties are to be recounted. A democrat judge denied the republican request. Then there was the issue over chads. That debate I can appreciate as there are certainly differing opinions as to what may constitute a "vote". Even though in the end the issues were determined by a state supreme court that was clearly acting in a partisan manner, I disagreed that it should have gone to the US Supreme Court. Even though a federal election, this was a state issue all the way and I felt it lacked standing with the federal judiciary.

However, in the end, well after the election, major media outlets paid to have the votes recounted in a series of various scenarios and Bush won each time. Now, that said, I disagree with those republicans who may state that the ends justify the means. Up or down, it should have stayed at the state level.
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