Tuesday, November 7, 2000 was a day that exposed the
fallacies in our so-called democracy. The United State’s constitution calls for
each and every election to be decided by popular vote except for one, the
Office of the Presidency of the United States. Our country’s highest office is
elected through the Electoral College where state legislatures decide who they
will send to vote and how the votes will be divided. 48 out of our 50 states
have winner take all systems (where the candidate that wins the plurality vote
in a state receives all of that state’s electoral college votes). When all was
settled in this election, Florida ended up as the state that would decide who
would win the presidency. After the Supreme Court of the State of Florida
declared that a recount would not ensue, and federal appellate courts flipped
flopped on whether or not a recount would occur, the case went to the Supreme
Court. Being a conservative leaning court, they declared that the recount would
not ensue thus Baby Bush was declared the 43rd President of the
United States.

 

I am distraught by the idea that the Supreme Court would prohibit
a recount from occurring. Our country is ran by elected representatives and
when the courts, on a party-line vote determine a recount is unnecessary, I
believe it undermines the legitimacy of free and open elections. Many countries
do not have the privilege to derive change in their societies and our courts
should defend this privilege.

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