October 29th, 2004

userinfo senji
2004/10/29 22:59:00 - The big US governance thingy...

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userinfo chess
2004/10/29 18:37:13
I note that we're quite happy to use derisive terms for Fair Elections when we're worried they won't go our way. I'm sure it wasn't meant like that, but it does feel a bit... wrong.
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userinfo senji
2004/10/29 23:44:21
Which particular derisive term? :)

Certainly "Popularity Contest" is the term I've most often seen to distinguish the raw votes count from the actual Electoral College result.

As to the title; it's supposed to be in my general line of flippancy for these things -- I did reject a couple of original ideas which were poking too much fun at the whole process.
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userinfo ilanin
2004/10/30 02:48:01
Absolutely nobody is convinced that this will be a fair election.

Well, not quite. Very few are convinced that...

~70% of Democrats and 30% of Republicans, when surveyed, expected the election to be beset by fraud in some manner. (Source:Salon.com)
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userinfo ptc24
2004/10/30 06:45:40
Yes. I see that The Onion hasn't wasted any time in capturing that mood.

Do you think someone should warn Serbia that they need to be getting those peacekeeping forces ready again?
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userinfo senji
2004/10/30 14:56:34
I may be misremembering, but I believe there will be a UN election monitoring force there.

We were wondering if Tim Ward was going...
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