money well spent

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sydde, May 31, 2013.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Since the economy could still use all the boosts it can can get, I suggest we consider holding elections more frequently. Holding presidential elections once every 4 months would surely get the economy fully rolling (again).
     
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    Tell Al Gore how meaningless 1% is. 1% is freaking US history.
     
  5. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    In reality, Al Gore won the race once all the ballots were completely accounted for nearly a year later. The people to blame in this were Katherine Harris, who purged the voter roll in Florida of people who would have voted for Gore; Jeb Bush, governor of Florida; and the Republican Party as a whole. It was their actions of election rigging that gave us the less than 1% number.

    As far as money in politics goes, it needs to be done away with. Campaigns need to be publicly financed. We also need to get rid of the establishment of the two party system and institute proportional representation.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not quite.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/media/jan-june01/recount_04-03.html

    http://images.usatoday.com/news/politics/2001-04-03-floridamain.htm

    http://www.factcheck.org/2008/01/the-florida-recount-of-2000/
     
  7. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    According to the last reference:

    So, if Florida's system hadn't been such a mess, Gore probably would have won. He might have won with a complete recount. He probably would have lost with the limited recount the Court ordered. But, we never got to find out, did we?
     
  8. Sydde thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Really, if the difference in an election is 1%, that means about half the voters disapprove of the winner (ask Norm Coleman about that): might as well just toss a coin.
     

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