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Lifsabsurd

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Not only did we witness the insanity/hysteria of Hollywood Demoncrap trash
like Streisand, Asner, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarandon, Reiner, etc., and not only
did we see mainstream media trash like Rather make absolute assholes out of
themselves with their ridiculous election coverage, but we also are now
seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to Bush
even after a reasonable recount in Florida.

We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the
electoral college. We have some suggesting that members of the electoral
college should vote contrary to the will of the people in the election. We
have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as the
leader of the country. Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to continue
to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in
Florida. Demoncraps are going to try to steal the election, to get it by
intimidation and force.

In my state of Missouri, we saw the ususal election fraud from the
Demoncraps of St. Louis, keeping the polls open longer than the 7 pm
deadline, using a federal judge's order to do this (it was later reversed on
appeal, but not until after many illegal votes were cast in St. Louis). St.
Louis city is mostly black and therefore Demoncrap. Furthermore, Al Gore
himself called KMOX, the largest radio station in our area to ask them to
broadcast the fact that the polls would be open longer and that he needed
every vote. This is as fanatical and as flagrant as election fraud gets.

Also in Missouri, we had the fanaticism of Demoncraps voting for the wife of
a dead man, Mel Carnahan. This woman has no other qualifications to be a
senator of our state than the fact that she is a Demoncrap. I truly believe
Missouri Demoncraps would have voted for Charles Manson if he were a member
of their party. This is classical chauvinism. It is fanaticism brought to
a high pitch.

Despite this insanity and even though he could have made a good legal
challenge, John Ashcroft accepted the verdict of the voters like a man.
What a contrast with Al Gore, a subhuman species of who-knows-what-kind of
ultimate trash.

In the country at large we will almost certainly find more election fraud
from Demoncraps in the way of more illegal immigrants herded into
citizenship as they were in 1996 (read Schipper's book, "Sellout"), so they
could vote Demoncrap.

Yet.... Al Gore and his cream de la crooks lawyers will try to steal the
national election by legal maneuvering in Florida. I even expect that Bubba
the bastard will send Reno the retched and her injustice department to
overturn the Florida vote.

I, for one, am not going to take it lying down if Demoncraps try to overturn
a legal, constitutional election with ill legal maneuvering.

It is a good time to get it on. Conservatives should arm themselves to the
teeth and be fully prepared for bloody civil war.

Conway Witty

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This is why I vote Democrat.

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Voice of Reason

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Lifsabsurd wrote in message <8uckv1$muk$1...@nntp9.atl.mindspring.net>...

>but we also are now
>seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to Bush
>even after a reasonable recount in Florida.

Look, I am not a fan of algore in any manner but I think this is an
unfair statement. I saw him on the TV tonight and he sounded like he was
willing to accept the result once it was finalized and that he wouldn't
claim that he was cheated out of it because of the Electoral College even
though he won the popular vote. This has actually raised my opinion of him
a bit.

>We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the
>electoral college.

Care to tell us who they are? I haven't heard anybody in a position of
power in the Democratic Party saying anything like this.

>We
>have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as the
>leader of the country.

I have felt for some time, and yesterday didn't change my opinion, that
we are in a dangerous period in our country. The population is VERY
divided. About half the people think the purpose of government is to
provide for them everything they need to live a happy life. Those would be
Democrats for the most part. The other half of the population thinks
government should be as small as possible and restricted to duties listed in
the Constitution. Those would be Republicans and Libertarians for the most
part.

I think that there is such a wide divide that we may be on the verge of
civil war. Neither side accepts the legitimacy of anybody from the other
side.

>Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to continue
>to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in
>Florida.

Could be, but I have seen no evidence of this happening.

>It is a good time to get it on. Conservatives should arm themselves to the
>teeth and be fully prepared for bloody civil war.

As I stated above, I think you may be onto something here. But for the
most part I think your claims against algore are currently as much
exaggeration as those algore himself engages in.

NIFOC

Lone Haranguer

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Voice of Reason wrote:
>
> Lifsabsurd wrote in message <8uckv1$muk$1...@nntp9.atl.mindspring.net>...
> >but we also are now
> >seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to Bush
> >even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
>
> Look, I am not a fan of algore in any manner but I think this is an
> unfair statement. I saw him on the TV tonight and he sounded like he was
> willing to accept the result once it was finalized and that he wouldn't
> claim that he was cheated out of it because of the Electoral College even
> though he won the popular vote. This has actually raised my opinion of him
> a bit.
>
> >We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the
> >electoral college.
>
> Care to tell us who they are? I haven't heard anybody in a position of
> power in the Democratic Party saying anything like this.
>

Gore's campaign chairman (Daley) made a point of saying Gore was ahead
in the popular vote and electoral college so if the election is "tied
up" it should go to Gore.

> >We
> >have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as the
> >leader of the country.
>
> I have felt for some time, and yesterday didn't change my opinion, that
> we are in a dangerous period in our country. The population is VERY
> divided. About half the people think the purpose of government is to
> provide for them everything they need to live a happy life. Those would be
> Democrats for the most part. The other half of the population thinks
> government should be as small as possible and restricted to duties listed in
> the Constitution. Those would be Republicans and Libertarians for the most
> part.
>
> I think that there is such a wide divide that we may be on the verge of
> civil war. Neither side accepts the legitimacy of anybody from the other
> side.
>
> >Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to continue
> >to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in
> >Florida.
>
> Could be, but I have seen no evidence of this happening.
>

Lawyers for the Democrats are now searching out people to sign
affidavits saying they voted incorrectly. This would set a terrible
precedent.

In future the losing candidate could do this after every election.



> >It is a good time to get it on. Conservatives should arm themselves to the
> >teeth and be fully prepared for bloody civil war.
>
> As I stated above, I think you may be onto something here. But for the
> most part I think your claims against algore are currently as much
> exaggeration as those algore himself engages in.
>

There is no justification for hanky panky with the election, just a
smooth transfer of power as the Constitution calls for. Since the
military takes an oath to defend the Constitution it's up to them to see
it happens.
LZ


> NIFOC

Spawn

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On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:43:42 -0600, "Lifsabsurd" <lifsa...@mindspring.com> wrote:

I have to say that you, sir, are exactly what is wrong
with the Republican party.

>Not only did we witness the insanity/hysteria of Hollywood Demoncrap trash
>like Streisand, Asner, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarandon, Reiner, etc., and not only
>did we see mainstream media trash like Rather make absolute assholes out of

>themselves with their ridiculous election coverage, but we also are now


>seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to Bush
>even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
>

>We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the

>electoral college. We have some suggesting that members of the electoral

>college should vote contrary to the will of the people in the election. We


>have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as the

>leader of the country. Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to continue


>to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in

Lifsabsurd

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Voice of Reason <natu...@myself.com> wrote in message
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>
> Lifsabsurd wrote in message <8uckv1$muk$1...@nntp9.atl.mindspring.net>...
> >but we also are now
> >seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to
Bush
> >even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
>
> Look, I am not a fan of algore in any manner but I think this is an
> unfair statement. I saw him on the TV tonight and he sounded like he was
> willing to accept the result once it was finalized and that he wouldn't
> claim that he was cheated out of it because of the Electoral College even
> though he won the popular vote. This has actually raised my opinion of
him
> a bit.

And yet we have a team of about 50 Demoncrap lawyers being sent to Florida.
By press reports they are already gathering information to sue to invalidate
the Florida election. The only thing Gore is waiting for is to be sure that
he lost the recount too, which he will.


> >We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the
> >electoral college.

> Care to tell us who they are? I haven't heard anybody in a position


of
> power in the Democratic Party saying anything like this.

They are more the *media* Demoncraps. Are you listening to Chris Matthews
or other mainstream media liberals? I even have students who believe the
election should go to Gore because he won the popular vote overall.
Nevermind what the constitution says, never mind about changing the rules
after the game is over.

Do you realize how much Al Gore has to lose if Bush gets the presidency? Do
you know about the covered-up e-mails being sued for by Judicial Watch?
What is going to happen when the Clinton/Gore administration is out of
power? Are those e-mails finally going to be legally turned over to the
court? If so, I believe the Demoncrap Party will be permanently destroyed
by the revelations. Not to mention that Gore and both Clintons will go to
prison where they belong. Clinton/Gore are going to destroy those e-mails
if Bush gets the presidency, which, by the way, he already legally has.


> >We
> >have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as
the
> >leader of the country.

> I have felt for some time, and yesterday didn't change my opinion,


that
> we are in a dangerous period in our country. The population is VERY
> divided. About half the people think the purpose of government is to
> provide for them everything they need to live a happy life. Those would
be
> Democrats for the most part.

Yes. And that includes 90% of the black population and about 60-70% of
women, who want to be able to murder inconvenient unborn babies and have the
born children taken care of in daycare centers by the taxpayer. Socialists,
pure and simple.

The other half of the population thinks
> government should be as small as possible and restricted to duties listed
in
> the Constitution. Those would be Republicans and Libertarians for the
most
> part.
>
> I think that there is such a wide divide that we may be on the verge
of
> civil war. Neither side accepts the legitimacy of anybody from the other
> side.

Absolutely right. And if Gore tries to steal this election with a bunch of
crooked lawyers, the shooting may very well start.

> >Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to continue
> >to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in
> >Florida.
>

> Could be, but I have seen no evidence of this happening.

There have already been reported the fact that not only the 50 Demoncrap
lawyers are developing lawsuits, but several Florida residents have already
initiated lawsuits concerning the so-called confusing ballot which caused
them to vote for Buchanan by mistake. The ballot is absolutely the same as
the ones we use in Missouri. Punch out ballots. Arrows drawn directly to
the hole to punch out. Nevertheless, that piece of fanatical shit Wexler is
on virtually ever TV show he can find claiming that thousands of residents
mistakenly voted for Buchanan when they meant to vote for Gore. Buchanan
got about 3000 votes. He got closer to 8000 in that county in the Reform
Party primary election.

On Hardball one had a group of hysterical Florida women claiming that the
ballot was unclear. Total bullshit. Most of these women were Jewish.
Average Jewish IQ about 117. These women have got to be the most retarded
Jews on the planet if they couldn't interprest a ballot as clear as that
one. No way, Jose. But they are a pack of stinking, worhless, lying trash.


> >It is a good time to get it on. Conservatives should arm themselves to
the
> >teeth and be fully prepared for bloody civil war.
>

> As I stated above, I think you may be onto something here. But for
the
> most part I think your claims against algore are currently as much
> exaggeration as those algore himself engages in.

One month from now when Gore's crooked attorneys are still contesting the
election result, think again.

> NIFOC
>
>
>
>

Lifsabsurd

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Spawn <ma...@here.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:43:42 -0600, "Lifsabsurd"
<lifsa...@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> I have to say that you, sir, are exactly what is wrong
> with the Republican party.

And you are probably a Demoncrap with an IQ lower than your age, a morality
quotient lower than that, and a strong propensity to believe any of the pap
the mainstream media feeds you. Democrats are the moral trash of the
country.

> >Not only did we witness the insanity/hysteria of Hollywood Demoncrap
trash
> >like Streisand, Asner, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarandon, Reiner, etc., and not
only
> >did we see mainstream media trash like Rather make absolute assholes out
of

> >themselves with their ridiculous election coverage, but we also are now


> >seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to
Bush
> >even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
> >

> >We have Demoncraps ready to overthrow the constitution and ignore the

> >electoral college. We have some suggesting that members of the electoral
> >college should vote contrary to the will of the people in the election.

We
> >have fanatic feminist filth suggesting that Bush cannot be accepted as
the

> >leader of the country. Furthermore, I fully expect Clinton/Gore to


continue
> >to use every ill legal scheme they can devise to reverse the vote in

Lifsabsurd

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Conway Witty <cwi...@aol.com> wrote in message
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> This is why I vote Democrat.

Not to mention that you are a completely immoral person who supports
rapists, traitors, and completely corrupt trash like Al Gore.

Money is more important to you than morality. It has to be. No one who
really cares about morality, no decent person, would support the modern
Demoncrap Party.

I used to be a Democrat. But that was before they became the party of
bloody baby-butchers, of leeches, of thieves, of beggars, of Mafia thugs, of
stinking crooked lawyers, and of other assorted immoral trash.

Hard to decide lately whether the modern Demoncraps are more like Marxists
(they certainly advocate class hatred and socialism, like good Marxist
communists), or more like the Nazis in their willingness to use brutality
and any despicable means whatsoever to accomplish their ends. In any case,
good socialists all. All trash.

> Lifsabsurd <lifsa...@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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Flykiller

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>Not only did we witness the insanity/hysteria of Hollywood Demoncrap trash
>like Streisand, Asner, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarandon, Reiner, etc., and not only
>did we see mainstream media trash like Rather make absolute assholes out of
>themselves with their ridiculous election coverage,

Yeah.

> but we also are now
>seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to Bush
>even after a reasonable recount in Florida.

Uh ... I heard the opposite. I heard one of Gore's spokesmen saying that Gore
would abide by the recount result. If he does, I'll be shocked at such
unDemocrat behavior, but that's what he said.
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>I have to say that you, sir, are exactly what is wrong
>with the Republican party.

He pales in comparison with most Democrats.

Conway Witty

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Thanks for again making my point.

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>
> Conway Witty <cwi...@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:fTkO5.23$54....@e420r-sjo2.usenetserver.com...
> > This is why I vote Democrat.
>
> Not to mention that you are a completely immoral person who supports
> rapists, traitors, and completely corrupt trash like Al Gore.
>
> Money is more important to you than morality. It has to be. No one who
> really cares about morality, no decent person, would support the modern
> Demoncrap Party.
>
> I used to be a Democrat. But that was before they became the party of
> bloody baby-butchers, of leeches, of thieves, of beggars, of Mafia thugs,
of
> stinking crooked lawyers, and of other assorted immoral trash.
>
> Hard to decide lately whether the modern Demoncraps are more like Marxists
> (they certainly advocate class hatred and socialism, like good Marxist
> communists), or more like the Nazis in their willingness to use brutality
> and any despicable means whatsoever to accomplish their ends. In any
case,
> good socialists all. All trash.
>
> > Lifsabsurd <lifsa...@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:8uckv1$muk$1...@nntp9.atl.mindspring.net...

> > > Not only did we witness the insanity/hysteria of Hollywood Demoncrap
> trash
> > > like Streisand, Asner, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarandon, Reiner, etc., and
not
> > only
> > > did we see mainstream media trash like Rather make absolute assholes
out
> > of

> > > themselves with their ridiculous election coverage, but we also are


now
> > > seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to
> > Bush
> > > even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
> > >

Flykiller

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> >> but we also are now
> >> seeing that Al Gore is a psycho who is not going to concede victory to
>Bush
> >> even after a reasonable recount in Florida.
>
> Flykiller> Uh ... I heard the opposite. I heard one of Gore's spokesmen
>saying that Gore
> Flykiller> would abide by the recount result. If he does, I'll be shocked
>at such
> Flykiller> unDemocrat behavior, but that's what he said.
>
>It will depend on how close it is, and how likely various
>proposed law suits would be to win. Exactly the same criteria
>the GOP would use should the situation be reversed (as it may
>have been in the states where the cigarettes were handed out).
>
>All's "fair" (game) in politics.

"All's fair", huh? This "ignore the facts, fight everything, concede nothing"
partisan attitude will simply result in the destruction of our nation. Already
we have Democrats saying "I didn't mean to mark my ballot the way I did!"
Shall we accomodate _that_ never-ending fight? Already we have Democrats
saying "We weren't allowed to vote!" How do we know this? How do we know they
weren't sitting home drinking beer, and are coming forward _now_, after the
fact, to change the 07Nov result? Shall we accomodate _that_ never-ending
fight? Already we have 50 Democrat lawyers ( at $300/hour, 12 hours a day )
fanning out across Florida, searching for any bump in the road, any scowl by a
precinct operator, any incapacity to read instructions that can be used, any
excuse whatsoever, that can scrounge up one or two extra votes for the
Democrats ( and they will _not_ be searching for any extra votes for
Republicans ) . Shall we accomodate _that_ unending search?

No, all's not fair game. There has to come a time when you finally recognize
the best interests of the nation and say, "OK, I concede." If you can't do
that, then you can't live in America, because it will have disappeared. Our
government will be replaced by litigation. Our Congress will be replaced by
hordes of lawyers who will spend their days haggling over the minutae of every
single vote in every single county across the nation. Our laws will be
replaced by the announcements of judges. Our Supreme Court will be overruled
by lesser judges from one end of the nation to the other. Our Presidency will
cease to function at all.

Flykiller

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>Neither party cares about anything but power and the
>pork they can distribute.
>

Once again, this is a lie. See my post under "RECOUNT!"

> Flykiller> No, all's not fair game. There has to come a time when you
>finally recognize
>
>It is to both political parties.

Once again, that is not true. See my post under "RECOUNT!"

Nixon conceded to Kennedy, putting the best interests of the nation ahead of
any endless inquiry into well-known voter fraud in Chicago. Gore doesn't have
anything but straws to grasp at here. If Gore can't put it aside, then it only
proves that Nixon was more an american patriot than Gore.

Lone Haranguer

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The rule of law is disappearing as we speak. I just heard that Jesse
Jackson has appeared at the Palm Beach courthouse with a large crowd.

Don't tell me he is not trying to intimidate the Bush folks.
LZ

> No, all's not fair game. There has to come a time when you finally recognize

> the best interests of the nation and say, "OK, I concede." If you can't do
> that, then you can't live in America, because it will have disappeared. Our
> government will be replaced by litigation. Our Congress will be replaced by
> hordes of lawyers who will spend their days haggling over the minutae of every
> single vote in every single county across the nation. Our laws will be
> replaced by the announcements of judges. Our Supreme Court will be overruled
> by lesser judges from one end of the nation to the other. Our Presidency will
> cease to function at all.

Flykiller

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>The rule of law is disappearing as we speak. I just heard that Jesse
>Jackson has appeared at the Palm Beach courthouse with a large crowd.

If Jesse wants a confrontation, he might get one.

s_a_j...@my-deja.com

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flyk...@aol.com.ZZZ (Flykiller) wrote:

> Nixon conceded to Kennedy, putting the best interests of the nation


> ahead of any endless inquiry into well-known voter fraud in Chicago.

False. He fought tooth and nail, until after the Electoral College
had actually voted. And those charges of fraud were not substantiated.

http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2000/11/10/nixon/print.html

The fallacy of Nixon's graceful exit

In 1960, the GOP candidate fought hard behind the scenes to make sure
the election wasn't stolen from him -- just as Al Gore should do.

By Gerald Posner

Nov. 10, 2000 - One of the most oft-repeated myths in the aftermath of
the current presidential election disputes is the claim that Vice
President Al Gore should behave more like Richard Nixon, who is cited
frequently for having graciously decided not to pursue legal remedies
in response to possible voter fraud that might have cost him the 1960
election with John Kennedy. But the notion that Nixon graciously exited
is just false.

The 1960 race was unquestionably close. Some states -- like California
-- initially fell into Kennedy's electoral count, but were reversed
almost two weeks later after absentee ballots were counted. But the
core questions about the election centered on rumors of fraud,
primarily in Illinois, where Democratic Mayor Richard Daley's powerful
political machine controlled voter-heavy Chicago, and Texas, where vice
presidential candidate Lyndon Johnson was a senator. Rumors of
impropriety existed before the election. After the election, when
Illinois went for Kennedy by fewer than 9,000 votes, and Texas by just
over 40,000, Republicans cried foul.

Nixon was worried about how to challenge the vote and still not be
branded in history as a "sore loser." Although he would later claim
that President Eisenhower encouraged him to contest the election
outcome, that was not true, as the outgoing president withdrew his
support for any challenge within a day of the vote. Yet, contrary to
modern memory, Nixon and his Republican allies still mounted a massive
vote challenge.

It is true that Nixon did quickly concede the election to Kennedy. And
while he was careful not to put a public imprimatur on the concerted
Republican effort to challenge the election results, he privately not
only authorized it, but actively encouraged it.

A conservative journalist and close Nixon friend, Earl Mazo, of the New
York Herald Tribune, launched a press frenzy over possible voter fraud.
(He was later Nixon's official biographer.) And not only did Republican
senators like Thruston Morton ask for recounts in 11 states just three
days after the election, but Nixon aides Bob Finch and Len Hall
personally did field checks of votes in almost a dozen states.

The Republicans obtained recounts, involved U.S. Attorneys and the FBI,
and even impaneled grand juries in their quest to get a different
election result. A slew of lawsuits were filed by Republicans, and
unsuccessful appeals to state election commissions routinely followed.
However, all their efforts failed to uncover any significant
wrongdoing.

In Illinois, for instance, the final recount showed that Nixon's votes
had been undercounted by 943 -- yet, in 40 percent of the rechecked
precincts, it turned out that Nixon's vote had been overcounted.
(Contrast this with Gore, whose vote total steadily climbed during the
Florida recount.) Unhappy with those results, Republicans went to
federal court, where their case was dismissed. They then appealed to
the State Board of Elections, which also rejected their claims. It was
not until Dec. 19 -- over a month after the election -- that the
national Republican Party backed off its Illinois claims.

Similar results, and extended fights, took place in Texas and New
Jersey among other states. In Hawaii, Republican efforts had the
unintended result of reversing the state's electoral votes from Nixon
to Kennedy.

Although Republicans continued to insist that Illinois and Texas had
somehow figured out a way to cheat and still pass a recount, they never
produced hard evidence of widespread impropriety. Yet, that was
certainly not for lack of trying. For over a month, the Republican
efforts were aggressive and widespread. That Nixon was clever enough to
allow his aides and political friends to do the work on his behalf --
while officially seeming to remove himself from the fray -- should not
let Americans have amnesia about what really happened in the wake of
the 1960 vote.

If the current rallying cry of Republicans is that Al Gore should
behave like Richard Nixon did in 1960, that is precisely what he is
doing -- strongly making every effort to ensure that the final vote was
fair and correct.

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