Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:39:28AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
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> >>> Come off it, Paul. Even under the conditions that Gore's team asked for
> >>> on the recounts Bush won. In fact only under one recout, one Gore's team
> >>> *DIDN'T* ask for did Gore squeak by on a narrower margin than any of the other
> >>> recounts.
> >> The only count in which all the ballots were counted.
> > Yeah, after they had excluded many (nearly all?) legitimate absentee
> > ballots. Many of which were sent in by military personnel. You know,
> > those people who tend to vote predominately Republican?
> Besides, is it really practical to expect 6,000,000 ballots, most
> of which are analog, to all be cast correctly and then counted
> No. Too much human intervention.
True. But there's a big difference between human error and a court
decision blocking them from being counted.
To my mind, that is when america stopped being a democracy.