Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Going to Take at Least Another Dozen Years.

You will recall, of course, that the 2000 presidential election was decided by what happened in Florida. Here are several interesting little factoids culled from a report about that election:

* About 80 percent of black voters vote Democrat.

* About 11 percent of Florida voters in 2000 were black.

* About 180,000 ballots cast in that election were rejected.

* About half of the rejected ballots were cast by black voters.

Of course, the final results were determined not by a verified, accurate counting of the votes, but by a Supreme Court decision that gave us George W. Bush. When the actual counting of the ballots was stopped, George Bush was ahead by less than 600 votes.

Yeah, it was a dozen years ago. And yeah ... you're damn right I'm still pissed!


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