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Thread #27980   Message #347100
Posted By: GUEST,Frankham
27-Nov-00 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Elections: How do you do it at home?
Subject: RE: How do you do it at home?

I think that one of our greatest problems has to do with the electoral college. It's a thorn in the side of basic democracy which many have used as an argument to classify our system of government as a republic rather than a democracy.

I think that there is corruption in South Florida and it has taken place at the voting booths in those respective counties that were cited. Still, our system of government was designed to withstand that particular shock and I believe it has the potential to right itself even in the face of an unjust election. I for one hope that Al Gore will not concede to the Bush forces for if he refuses this will keep our democracy alive.

I am not concerned about a constitutional crisis because our system of government has safeguards against this. Our bicameral legislature, separate executive and judical branches act as a check and balance. This means that most Americans will vote for gridlock while they like it or not but I have a suspicion that they do prefer it because this is a consistent voting pattern which keeps any one party from having too much control. It's the American way.