[ExI] Elections are dumb

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 14 05:05:53 UTC 2009

According to the constitution of the USA each state is supposed to get 2
senators, but Minnesota only has one and has missed out on several rather
momentous votes. Nobody knows who Minnesota’s other senator is. In the
latest re re re re count out of 2.4 million votes cast one guy has a 225
vote lead; naturally the loser is appealing and demanding re re re re re
count, and undoubtly he will get it. So more than 5 months after the
election nobody knows who won. It’s obvious to any logical person that due
to the margin of error nobody will ever know who won and the only logical
thing to do is have another election without the third party candidate in
the original contest or just flip a coin. But that would be illegal, it
would be foolish to expect that logic would have anything to due with the
law. Perhaps the appeals will end before the 6 year term of office expires;
perhaps not.

  John K Clark

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