Sunday, October 31, 2004

Florida 2000 Fallout

I think it is fair to say that as a consequence of the Florida 2000 results, voters this year are more determined than ever to overcome all obstacles to cast their ballots.
"People stood outside for an hour, in the blazing sun, then inside for another four hours as the line snaked around the library, slowly inching forward. It made Disneyland look like speed-walking. Some waited 6 hours. To cast one vote. And EVERYBODY felt that it was crucial, that their vote was important, and that they were important."
Granted that Florida voters may be more motivated that voters in other states, but 6 hours to cast a ballot? That is serious. If the rest of the country experiences just half of that kind of enthusiasm, not only will Kerry's White House bid be secure but big changes could be in order for Congress as well.

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