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Posted by  Kevin Matthews on December 13, 2000 at 15:23:11:


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Interesting point about the number of states meeting the deadline of December 12...

K


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"Perhaps it is fitting that a party whose commitment to democracy
seems so thin now takes power by the most profoundly un-democratic
means in 124 years. When the Supreme Court halted the
vote-counting ( with the "Stay that Will Live in Infamy" ) Bush's
lead had dwindled to a mere 96 votes -- far fewer people than Bush
has executed. And now the Court, in an opinion no one had the
courage to sign, has declared the contest over. The Court relied
heavily on the so-called deadline of December 12. 3 US Code
Section 5 does create a "safe harbor" in which electors chosen by
that date have certain preferences, but it's hardly a deadline. In
fact, only 29 states and the District of Columbia even submitted
their electors by that date. That's right. The Supreme Court shut
down the vote-counting process that would have determined the next
president because of a deadline that almost half the states have
ignored." - Paul Begala 12/13/2000

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"Perhaps it is fitting that a party whose commitment to democracy
seems so thin now takes power by


the most profoundly un-democratic means in 124 years.  
When the Supreme Court halted the


vote-counting ( with the "Stay that Will Live in Infamy"
) Bush's lead had dwindled to a mere 96 votes


-- far fewer people than Bush has executed.   
And now the Court, in an opinion no one had the courage


to sign, has declared the contest over.    The
Court relied heavily on the so-called deadline of


December 12.   3 US Code Section 5 does create a "safe
harbor" in which electors chosen by that date


have certain preferences, but it's hardly a deadline.  
In fact, only 29 states and the District of


Columbia even submitted their electors by that date.  
That's right.   The Supreme Court shut down the


vote-counting process that would have determined the next president
because of a deadline that


almost half the states have ignored."  - Paul Begala 
12/13/2000
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