gmidonnet on 9 Nov 2000 17:56:25 -0000

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RE: [Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Energy, Elections, and the Internet

Title: RE: [Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Energy, Elections, and the Internet

by all accounts i've seen

green voters take from Gore at a 2-1 to 3-1 rate with anywhere from 25-50% of his voters not would not otherwise vote.
libertarian take from Bush at 60-40 with 10-25% who would not vote
reform take from Bush at 2-1 with 25-50% who would not vote

I haven't heard anything about how the natural law and constitution party pulls people. I would assume that the Constitutional Party would draw at 3-1 from Bush with 25-50% who would not otherwise vote.

gilbert midonnet

-----Original Message-----
From: Law []
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 12:16 PM
To: aaron auslender
Subject: [Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Energy, Elections, and the

The Nader-ite denial rolls on. First, your characterization of gore
voters is demeaning and second, where is your support? In an election
this close, it's entirely reasonable that the votes for nader gave
shrub some edge and you can't show that they came from repubs. Nader
makes republicans gag! No, I can't show any votes came from dems, but
it makes a lot more sense just on ideology.

The denial is nothing more than an attempt to deflect responsibility
for childish behavior. In that, people who claim a vote for Nader
didn't matter are acting just like the religious-right, saying in
effect "we know what's right and everyone else will see the light when
we make their lives bad enough. No need to act constructively now. In
fact, it's good to make things worse."

That's one opinion from the land of Pacific Green.

By the way, I will think -- thank you.

On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, aaron auslender wrote:
> no, they were all scared into voting for gore. most people
> who actually VOTED for nader were republicans, and weren't
> going to vote for gore anyway.

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