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How will it all end?

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How will it all end?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:00 pm

Clear victory for one candidate on Nov. 2
8
25%
Results delayed 'til absentee/provisional ballots are counted
3
9%
In the courts
10
31%
In Congress, after electoral college deadlocks
0
No votes
Civil war
11
34%
 
Total votes : 32

How will it all end?

Postby kurt_w » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:00 pm

How will it all end? Make a prediction!
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Postby white_rabbit » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:08 pm

OK, call me overly optimistic but I really believe it will be a clear victory for Kerry*. I can feel it in me bones.








*whether or not he is allowed to take office is another matter
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Postby TAsunder » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:11 pm

Way too much misconduct and ridiculousness already. Even if it's a "clear winner" I think it will end up the courts one way or another. Ohio and Florida are just too screwed up to not end up having something in the courts. Paper weights, strange punch ballots, voter "challenges", missing absentee ballots... ugh.
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Postby minicat » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:31 pm

It will be a clear win for Kerry.

GW, then, will create an executive order that the administration cannot change due to the war in Iraq, and institute martial law throughout the U.S.
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Postby supaunknown » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:49 pm

white_rabbit wrote:OK, call me overly optimistic but I really believe it will be a clear victory for Kerry*. I can feel it in me bones.

I really hope you're right. I've been getting the opposite feeling - that Dubya's gonna waltz away with it. Historically speaking, it's pretty tough to beat a wartime incumbent. I'm nervous.
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Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:56 pm

My gut feeling is Kerry wins a fairly clear victory but the Bush team files a whole pile of lawsuits. None of those achieves its intended objective, but it takes a while -- weeks or a month -- for a final, unobstructed result to be declared.

Just my prediction. I wish it'd be an electoral college landslide.
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Postby imperialismfortehwin! » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:13 pm

I think it will be a clear win for Kerry, but since GWB doesn't read the newspapers, he will not actually leave office.
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Postby atwoodian » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:46 pm

supaunknown wrote:Historically speaking, it's pretty tough to beat a wartime incumbent. I'm nervous.

Another historical element is that the incumbent never does better than his approval ratings, and George is under fifty. You got a right to be nervous, but so does he.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:22 pm

supaunknown wrote:Historically speaking, it's pretty tough to beat a wartime incumbent.

Tell that to Ike and Tricky Dick. The Korean War turned ugly during the Truman administration and LBJ had Vietnam. Bush is just too dumb to bow out.

Of course, this is just wishful thinking on my part.
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Postby Shorty » Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:48 am

It will be a repeat of 2000 with several states very close or undecided. After weeks of recounts and court challenges, the terrorists will attack and Bush will declare marial law and appoint himself emperor.
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Postby kurt_w » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:23 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
supaunknown wrote:Historically speaking, it's pretty tough to beat a wartime incumbent.

Tell that to Ike and Tricky Dick. The Korean War turned ugly during the Truman administration and LBJ had Vietnam.


Tricky Dick didn't beat LBJ, he beat Humphrey. Technically not a wartime incumbent, though a member of the incumbent administration.
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Postby kurt_w » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:25 pm

Yeesh. A plurality says the election will lead to civil war? I hope at least some of those votes were less than totally serious.
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