1947Re: [ujeni] "dub dub dub a couple crooks in a tub"
- Dec 8, 2000excellent quote, Matt. i think it pretty much hits the nail on the head.
let's reform our antiquated voting rules...
On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Matthew McNulty wrote:
>_> A Zimbabwe politician was quoted as saying that
>_> children should study the US election event closely
>_> because it shows that election fraud is not only
>_> a third world phenomena. To illustrate the
>_> point, he made the following comments;
>_> "Imagine that we read of an election occurring
>_> anywhere in the third world in which the
>_> winner was the son of the former prime minister
>_> and that former prime minister was himself the
>_> former head of that nation's secret
>_> Imagine that the self-declared winner lost the
>_> popular vote but won based on some old colonial
>_> the nation's pre-democracy past (the electoral
>_> Imagine that the self-declared winner's 'victory'
>_> disputed votes cast in a province governed by his
>_> Imagine that the poorly drafted ballots of one
>_> district, a district heavily favoring the
>_> opponent, led thousands of voters to vote for the
>_> Imagine that members of that nation's most
>_> despised caste, fearing for their livelihoods,
>_turned out in record
>_> numbers to vote in near-universal opposition to the
>_> winner's candidacy.
>_> Imagine that hundreds of members of that
>_> most-despised caste were intercepted on their way to
>_the polls by
>_> state police operating under the authority of the
>_> Imagine that six million people voted in the
>_> and that the self-declared winner's 'lead' was only
>_> certainly, than the vote counting machines' margin
>_> Imagine that the self-declared winner and his
>_> political party opposed a more careful by-hand
>_> re-counting of the ballots in the disputed province
>_or in its most
>_> hotly disputed district.
>_> Imagine that the self-declared winner, himself
>_> a governor of a major province, had the worst human
>_> of any province in his nation and actually led the
>_> Imagine that a major campaign promise of the
>_> was to appoint like-minded human rights violators to
>_> lifetime positions on the high court of that nation.
>_> None of us would deem such an election to be
>_> anything other than the self-declared winner's
>_will-to-power. All of
>_> I imagine, would wearily turn the page thinking that
>_it was another
>_> tale of pitiful pre- or anti-democracy peoples in
>_"Hunter, Call Immeediately. Time is running out. We both
>_need to do something monstrous before we die."
>_-message to Hunter S. Thompson form his Lawyer Nov 25 1985-
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