[ExI] Elections are dumb

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 14 13:35:39 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 4/14/09, John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> 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.

Minnesotans should export its inability to elect officeholders.  With many more government posts unfilled, more people might notice how unnecessary government is to living life in a civilized society.  In fact, not a few might come to see that states are just parasites.




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