Solution to Bush vs. Gore Decision 2000
By Damon Marturion
New Business News Writer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The media is being overrun by mention of recounts, ballots, legal issues, voters' rights, various polling methods and the myriad of other issues that have been thrown in to murk up the political waters in determining the winner of the Presidential vote 2000.
Both camps are filing lawsuits. Petitions for re-counts abound in key areas in Florida, a recount is being conducted by hand, representing four key Democratic locations in an effort to sway the re-calculations while America waits... and waits... and waits...
I am an average every day writer. My only interest in American politics is to participate by voting regularly. While this year's decision for who will be the next president of the United States hangs in the balance, not on my vote but by any combination of votes of those who participated in this year's election in the State of Florida.
What about my vote? What about your vote? What about the manipulation of statistics? Every scientist knows that if you work with the statistics long enough, you can generate the results that are desired... therefore, the re-working of the votes in Florida will eventually result in Gore's win, if given enough time to manipulate the votes.
Then what about the other states? Do we ignore them, or recount them with the same tenacity as witnessed in Florida? What results will that produce? When will we get a result that we all can agree upon?
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE
I, along with many other Americans, desire to be counted in this year's vote. I want to cast my ballot for my choice of either Gore or Bush. We realize that it is a narrow decision between the two candidates. Allow all of America the opportunity to choose between Bush and Gore.
The manipulation of current votes could drag out forever, giving number-crunchers control of the vote. Want a quick answer to whom America really wants in the Presidential seat? Allow all of America to re-cast their votes, only this time put nothing else on the ballot.
The real issue is that regardless of your party affiliation, it has come down to a choice between the two candidates. Let America choose which of the two they would rather have in this country's driver's seat.
Allow us all to have the same degree of impact as those voters who live in the state of Florida.
Let America be the tiebreaker. No lawsuits, no name-calling, no more campaigning, no more re-counts. Those of us who really care about the fate of America and the politics that control it will show who we want to be the next American President.
Given the opportunity to re-vote, for all Americans, will produce the single largest turnout in American voting history because this year we know that for once every vote does count.
Those Americans who neglected to go to the polls this year will be more motivated to show if they know that their voice will be heard.
I will feel much better as an American to know that my vote - as well as those of my fellow Americans - decided who would be the next President of the United States.
My personal pipe dream? Probably. But if you agree with me and you would like to participate in the manner I have proposed, then please suggest this to as many Americans as you can.
Do you have a better solution?
If you do, we would like to hear from you. Send us your ideas. Tell us how you would like to see the decision handled via email. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let your voice be heard.
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