Eric Miller on 9 Nov 2000 17:28:41 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] RE: <nettime> Election Protests Start Saturday

hi all,
much as I agree with this in principle, and as a Gore supporter, one line
sticks out here--

"In this case, the stupid custom of "winner take all" is blocking

the "stupid custom" in this case is the Constitution.  we simply cannot
pre-empt it.  the rule of law is just, but not always fair.  And if that
means we have a Shrub in the White House, so be it.  

And in states like Oregon, if the electors don't vote as they pledge then
they can be held liable in court for violating their agreement with their
respective party.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Prince []
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 11:58 AM
To: nettime-l
Subject: <nettime> Election Protests Start Saturday

Friends,      (Forward this message)

Gore WON the popular vote but is LOSING the White House. But...

The electors who make up the electoral college ARE NOT REQUIRED to
vote for the candidate who won in their state. The whole point was to
give the electoral college the final say. In this case, the stupid
custom of "winner take all" is blocking democracy. It's within the
power of the electors to make Gore the prez, and it would be right to

Bush should step aside and let the EC choose Gore. Of course he won't
do that willingly, but WE CAN MAKE HIM.

There's a site coordinating protests for this Saturday in cities all
over the country.  Please visit it, and show up this Saturday.

God bless America,


Jonathan Prince          : The More Evil  : Of Two Lessers...    :
  'Political designed to make lies sound
  truthful and murder respectable, and to give an
  appearance of solidity to pure wind.' - George Orwell

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