Re: [Full-Disclosure] University Researchers Challenge Bush Win In Florida
From: Paul Schmehl (pauls_at_utdallas.edu)
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:07:06 -0600
--On Wednesday, November 24, 2004 01:28:07 PM -0500 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
> So when Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, appoints a State Commissioner of
> Elections, and drops a hint or two, there's NO way for said Commissioner
> to make sure that things happen the way Jeb's brother wants them to
Did you not watch the mess in 2000? The *counties* decided how their
ballot would be constructed and how the elections would be run. Now how is
Jeb Bush and/or his Commissioner going to influence *Democratic* counties
run by *Democrats*?
Simple answer is, he *isn't*.
> Simply issuing an edict that candidates shall be listed alphabetically
> (and leaving the rest to the slight "first candidate listed" bias) would
> suffice unless the Democrats fielded somebody who's name started with
Except that state law *explicitly* places that responsibility in the hands
of the county election board for *that very reason*.
> Might want to study up a bit - political machines from Boss Tweed to
> Richard Daley have had absolutely *no* problems in getting the ballot
> to go the way they wanted....
Yes, *before* electronic balloting.
Paul Schmehl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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