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Should Al Gore have won the 2000 election?

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7/10/2012 2:54:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
he had more of a popular vote yet the EC and supreme court made Bush the President. Should Gore have defeated Bish? What would a 2000-2004 era of Gore had looked like?
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7/10/2012 3:01:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Gore did indeed defeat the candidate "bish", who by all counts received 0 votes :P
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7/10/2012 3:02:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
No, he should have won his home state so the electoral math didn't even come into question. Instead he lost both his home state and Florida, and Bush won in electoral votes.

He did win a Nobel peace prize though, so at least there's that.
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7/10/2012 3:03:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/10/2012 2:58:21 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
Yes. I don't like the electoral college.

But it prevents people like Al Gore from becoming president.
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7/10/2012 3:06:15 PM
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At 7/10/2012 3:03:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 7/10/2012 2:58:21 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
Yes. I don't like the electoral college.

But it prevents people like Al Gore from becoming president.

Al Gore would have saved us from ManBearPig though!
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7/10/2012 3:06:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
No. Neither should George Bush. Votes are not justification for the acts of tyranny either would have/ did engage in.
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7/10/2012 3:07:52 PM
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No, we're not a direct democracy so the states (the EC) decides.
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7/10/2012 3:17:20 PM
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He won the popular vote by over half a million votes more than GW Bush.

Unfortunately, Gore lost both New Hampshire and Tennessee, which caused trouble.

There were plenty of uncounted votes in Florida, and Gore legitimately won there. Fortunately for Bush, his brother was governor of Florida, who was related to the head of Fox News at the time.

Gore wasn't the best speaker compared to Clinton though. I liked his lockbox proposal.
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7/10/2012 3:22:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/10/2012 3:01:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
Gore did indeed defeat the candidate "bish", who by all counts received 0 votes :P

lol

To answer the question, no, because he lost the EC vote.
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7/10/2012 3:27:13 PM
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I remember I was in kindergarten when the 2000 election happened, and my teacher told us that when we came to school the next day, we had to know who the next president would be or else she wouldnt let us in. When my parents told me in the morning that they couldn't yet tell who won I cried because I thought she woudnt let me into class :P
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7/10/2012 3:30:18 PM
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At 7/10/2012 3:27:13 PM, thett3 wrote:
I remember I was in kindergarten when the 2000 election happened, and my teacher told us that when we came to school the next day, we had to know who the next president would be or else she wouldnt let us in. When my parents told me in the morning that they couldn't yet tell who won I cried because I thought she woudnt let me into class :P

Ha ha.
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7/11/2012 6:41:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Electoral policy is policy. Political science is Science, Philosophy, Politics, or Society. Its being in the past doesn't mean that it needs its own category.
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7/11/2012 6:45:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/10/2012 3:03:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 7/10/2012 2:58:21 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
Yes. I don't like the electoral college.

But it prevents people like Al Gore from becoming president.

But the direct vote prevents people like George Bush from becoming President.
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4/7/2016 1:05:49 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Yes.
The rules of the game say the guy who gets more electoral votes wins, but we don't know for sure if W actually won Florida.
An accurate recount would have shown that Gore edged out Bush in Florida and George W. and his brother stole the election, he did not win it.

The proof of this is W is still alive.
When a president wins an election during a year ending in zero he dies in office.

1800 It was a tie, each man got an equal number of electoral votes. Jefferson was made president by congress

1820 President Monroe was ever so popular, he ran unopposed

1840 William Henry Harrison. Died a few months after his inauguration

1860. Lincoln, shot.

1880 Garfield, shot.

1900 McKinley, shot.

1920 Warren G. Harding, probably from food poisoning.

1940 Roosevelt, Kept getting re-elected until he died of old age.

1960 Kennedy, shot.

1980 Reagan, shot. It is most likely he died on the operating table but was quickly revived. This is kept secret so Hinckley won't have the satisfaction of knowing he succeeded in his mission.

2000 C'mon, there is no way the majority of American voters would choose an idiot like George W.