Quote: Originally Posted by Extrafire
I did suggest that you research the US electoral system.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
In the US, voters do not vote directly for the president. The framers of the constitution apparently believed that a direct vote would be more susceptible to fraud or (in Hamilton’s words) “little acts of popularity”. It’s also supposed to prevent more populous areas of the country from dominating the election as happens in Canada.
Instead the people vote for “electors” who have the temporary and sole purpose of choosing the president. It actually works fairly well. Judges and members of Congress have been caught taking bribes in the history of the US, but never electors.
Again, thanks for the lecture. But what does all this have to do with the fact that the Republican Supreme Court, by a 5 to 4 vote, gave Presidency to their Buddy, Bush?
One thing about Katherine Harris. She stayed loyal to Bush all the way to the end, each and every decision of hers as the Secretary of State favoured Bush, and went against Gore.
Republicans did not forget her duty to the party. They rewarded her with a very safe House seat in Florida. Probably that is what she was angling for. It wouldn’t’ surprise me if she had a deal worked out with Florida GOP, where by she would give each and every decision in favour of Bush and GOP would rewards her with a safe House seat.
Unfortunately, after she won the safe House seat, she thought that she won because she was a great politician. She tried to run for the Senate, and immediately spouted religious right, extreme right nonsense (I think she said that every law must have a basis in the Bible, or something like that). She got into trouble for that, her Senate campaign was still born. I don’t know what she is doing now, but I understand she is a multi-millionaire, I assume she is living the life of luxury.
Katherine Harris was the typical example of Republican sleaze which was sadly all too common in those days (Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay etc.).