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Subject: Imagine that... Date: 12/7/2000 9:10 AM
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This is great...
A Zimbabwian politician was quoted as saying that children should study
this event closely for it shows that election fraud is not only a third
world phenomena.
1. Imagine that we read of an election occurring anywhere in the third
world in which the self-declared winner was the son of the former
prime minister and that former prime minister was himself the former
head of that nation's secret police (CIA).
2. Imagine that the self-declared winner lost the popular vote but won
based on some old colonial holdover (Electoral College) from the
nation's pre-democracy past.
3. Imagine that the self-declared winner's "victory" turned on disputed
votes cast in a province governed by his brother.
4. Imagine that the poorly drafted ballots of one district, a district
heavily favoring the self-declared winner's opponent, led thousands of
voters to vote for the wrong candidate.
5. Imagine that six million people voted in the disputed province and
that the self-declared winner's "lead" was only 327 votes, fewer,
certainly, than the vote counting machines' margin of error.
6. Imagine that the self-declared winner and his political party
opposed a more careful by-hand inspection and recounting of the ballots in the
disputed province or in its most hotly disputed district.
7. Imagine that the self-declared winner, himself a governor of a major
province, had the worst human rights record of any province in his
nation and actually led the nation in executions.


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