Friday :: Aug 19, 2005

Open Thread

by Mary

Paul Krugman reviews a new book called "Steal this Vote" and notes what the writer says about Election 2000:

And he documents the simple truth: "Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election."

Two different news media consortiums reviewed Florida's ballots; both found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore. This was true despite a host of efforts by state and local officials to suppress likely Gore votes, most notably Ms. Harris's "felon purge," which disenfranchised large numbers of valid voters.

And he asks, to what lengths would the Republicans go to assure that they never lose power so that the scandals brewing are never truly investigated?

It's your turn now.

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