Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Get Out The Vote

Don't forget to go vote today! Back in 2000, the election here in Florida was decided by less than 600 people. That's all my friends, plus all your friends, plus all the people at my cousin's wedding last month. And this election promises to be even tighter. So no excuses, just go vote!

Oh, and don't forget to buy my calendar...

4 comments:

Lee Hartsfeld said...

"The election here in Florida was decided by less than 600 people."

595 fewer, to be exact--I recall it was five of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices who stopped the recount.

Anonymous said...

No, it was 7 of nine who stopped the recount, because the recount had by then violated the Florida Constitution. Look it up.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

I see. Well, that certainly explains why four justices dissented.

Which you can discover by looking it up. (<:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the second 5-4 vote by SCOTUS didn't decide the case. The first 7-2 decision did that. That first 7-2 ruling stated that the Gore solution, and the solution proposed by the (all Democrat) Florida Supreme Court, violated the Constitution.

Remember, the "ruling" that said Florida Supreme Court originally issued favoring Gore was rejected by SCOTUS 9-0.

This is all irrelevant, however. Simply because Gore would have never needed to win Florida if he had been able to win his own hone state of Tennessee. They rejected him, however, so Florida came into play.

Please don't get all of your knowledge of this 2000 election from partisan books by the like of Alan Dershowitz or Bill Sammon. I've read them both, and both are lacking-especially Dersho's, which comes across as hastily written and poorly researched (at least 75% of his "footnotes" came from only two news sources, both of which had endorsed Gore).

The best book was called "The Perfect Tie" and was written by two poli sci professors. They were the only ones who got it right. You can look it up. Give their book a read.