electoral-vote

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This theme will display the current estimated electoral vote totals for the 2004 U.S. presidential election, as downloaded from http://www.electoral-vote.com, on your desktop. It's quite trivial, but this might save someone else the trouble of figuring out the Karamba .theme format. :-)

Dogfoot

16 years ago

Great theme, thanks for writing it and Go Kerry!

You can make the pic about half the size by changing the theme this way:

karamba w=72 h=36 right=true bottom=true interval=43200000

x=0 y=0
clickarea x=0 y=0 w=72 h=36 onclick="mozilla http://www.electoral-vote.com"

image x=0 y=0 path="http://www.electoral-vote.com/ev-tiny.png"

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opjose

16 years ago

Sadly Kerry WILL win...

and we'll have one moron being replaced by yet another.

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Groundhog3000

16 years ago

It may not be well known, but no matter how many times the votes were counted, no matter by whom, Bush still won. Like him or not, the electoral college put him in office.

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Amoeba

16 years ago

Does it make you feel good when you lie?

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normalguy

16 years ago

Except that it wasn't the Electoral College. If every voting irregularity investigation and recount were allowed to go through, Gore would've won the popular vote and secured the Electoral votes in that state. The Supreme Court stopped the recounts and investigations, paving the way for Katherine Harris - who was appointed by Jeb (the smartest brother) Bush - to certify the incomplete and not-yet-proven-valid election results.

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Linuster

16 years ago

Not yet verified? If I recall, Gore wanted a selective RECOUNT, not a COUNT. The court refused to give it to him, but that doesn't mean they chose the outcome of the election. They just didn't interfere with it. You can believe that the election was unfair all you want, but please don't accuse the Supreme Court of "appointing" George Bush. That's just bad semantics.

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normalguy

16 years ago

Nowhere in my post did I say "appointed." In fact, I specifically mentioned how the Supreme Court disallowed more recounts, paving the way for Katherine Harris' legal certification of the votes.

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Linuster

16 years ago

You don't know that for a fact. Perhaps even if all the voting "irregularities" were investigated, Bush may have still won. But Republicans accuse Democratic lawyers of going to every county and trying to get military ballots thrown out. So you just can't assume that it would have been different based on what one side says.

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maitre

16 years ago

The electoral college did *not* put him in office. _That's_ the point. Go read the book above ^.

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Linuster

16 years ago

Maybe you are satirizing the President's "misunderestimated" mathematical abilities, but the fact that there is a book selling about the 2000 election "sham" goes to show that 100% of the American public couldn't be ignorant of this. You remind me of one of those football coaches who's like "Our players are giving their 110% today!"

When will you guys stop whining about 2000? When Gore lost Florida (by a small margin, but he did lose), and consequently lost the electoral vote, he tried to sue for a recount of only the counties that he thought he should win. Even Ralph Nader acknowledges that to be a foolish move, even though he believes that Gore somehow still "won" the election. When the Supreme Court refused to honor Gore's request, they "apppointed" the President by refusing the interfere in an already decided election.

Of course, when that strategy didn't work they began to play the race card. All the civil rights groups came to Florida, but were unable to show evidence of a single "disenfranchised" black voter. (There was that one notice in a black housing project telling voters to come to the polls on the wrong day. Incidently, it was "discovered" by a Democratic operative). Later, disenfranchised came to mean "not registered to vote," "a felon" or "didn't know how to vote."

Gore still talks about 2000 every chance he gets. He never was really able to accept his fate. He went crazy and grew a beard. He now gives speeches before MoveOn.org that are so loony that the media won't even cover them. The greatest one was when he refered to Republican bloggers as "digital brownshirts" who are "deployed" by the Bush Administration. Talk about paranoia.

Anyway, why are you cozying up to the Electoral College? Liberals normally imply that the EC is some kind of conspiracy when they continually reiterate that "in fact, Al Gore won the popular vote." Hillary even supported abolishing the system. But conspiracy or not, it is the current Constitutional law, and whether or not you agree with it, you must live with it or ammend the Constition.

At any rate, whenever there is a book written on something, it must be true. Personally, if I read all the Bush-hating books out there, I wouldn't have time for personal hygiene (If this President is such an obvious failure, why do we need so many books to prove it?)

I wish people would not use this site to grind a politcal ax. But as long as they do, I will not hesitate to respond.

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yf12s

16 years ago

I'm not familiar with the book, but it could be biased. Don't take whatever you read to heart, that is just naive. The author could have cherry picked information and told you what he wanted you to believe. I'm not saying that's the case, but all the research I've done indicates that the only recounts that went Gore's way were ones he had his people handling.

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maitre

16 years ago

And the sad fact of that part is that 100% of the American public doesn't know the election was a sham.
Read "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".

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k1e0x

16 years ago

I'm thinking Bush will win.. I see too many people "misunderestimating" him.

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Amoeba

16 years ago

The only way he will win is if he causes another event with the magnatude of 9/11. There is no "underestimating" him. He's a thief, liar and a war time criminal.

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tiga

16 years ago

sure kerry will win ! If not, it will be faked again ;)

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nuka

16 years ago

kerry is winning!

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