Posted by Kevin Matthews on November 08, 2000 at 18:28:43:
Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Citizens,
Wow. Amazing. What a night!
Thank you, thank you for all your incredible support for the 'Letter to Nader' petition. With a little help from this petition (shown by your enthusiasm -- and the testimonies we've received of real votes changed!) and a huge, impressive campaign effort and get out the vote, we fought this thing to a draw. So far so good.
Now let's get it off dead center! Let's get this viewpoint into the press - right now!
Please read, sign, and publicize the new "Trust the People" petition to George W. Bush:
*** http://www.PetitionOnline.com/trust1/petition.html ***
Basically, the petition says since Florida is a tie (even though run by his brother!) Bush should ask the electoral college to go by the popular vote. But please read it, as there's a lot of detial.
Once again, we have an amazing opportunity. Every signature we get on this petition will help create a climate for honorable instead of arbitrary resolution of a true democratic crisis.
There's no telling where things will go with the Florida recount, but if we can move fast enough, we can help create a political opening for the Gore victory that the strong center/left majority in the US really, really deserves!
And at the very, very least, at least we get to do SOMETHING about it!
Best wishes again,
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Kevin Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org
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