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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Opinion on Bush's Win?
    Date: 11/9/2000 3:14:00 PM  

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>> 1) Most of the people in that area are older retired citizens, who need a
>> little help...
>So, they can ask for help. If the first person doesn't know, ask the
>second, etc.

Except that a) they were given only 5 minutes, and b) help in the form of
friends or translators wasn't allowed.

>> 2) The order (Bush, Buchanan, Gore) in order on the ballot is not in
>> with state law...
>See elsewhere in this thread. It's not in keeping with the law for paper
>ballot s(i.e. pencil & paper ballots), *not* machine punched paper ballots.
>For machine punched paper ballots the punch can be before *or* after the
>name, hence the vertical alignment was OK by Florida law.

I'm not talking about where the punch. I'm talking about the *order of the
candidates names*. Buchanan should have been lower than Gore, not above, by

>and after you vote, if you made a mistake and the card has gone into the
>ballot box, there is no turning back. It's done. Voter screwed up.

And if it were an evenly-distributed error, then I'd agree. But when it's
concentrated in one county, which is primarily populated by people who might
vote against the governor's brother...then that's a bit different...and makes
one ask, did they fall or were they pushed?

I'd like that question answered, one way or another.


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