[ExI] Elections are dumb

artillo at comcast.net artillo at comcast.net
Tue Apr 14 13:29:05 UTC 2009

aah yes, political jackassery at it's finest. It's ridiculous that it has gone on as long as it has. Maybe someone should suggest an "American Idol"-Style call-in vote tiebreaker... (I think Franken would win on sheer entertainment value alone! :D ) At least the people could relate to that kind of "fluff" as opposed to the arcane and convoluted wranglings of the US legal system. One would think that after the last few HUNDRED election cycles, we would have worked out the kinks by now, but I'm really starting to think that they keep it so flawed for pure entertainment value. 

>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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