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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 11:20 AM
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7. How does "Gore is still President" jibe with the fact that the electors
-- for Bush -- were certified in January 2001? And again in January 2005?

Whether Al Gore or John Kerry won the popular vote is irrelevant. Whether Diebold or the BFEE or whatever funky boogieman you want to blame stole the election is irrelevant, too.

The Electoral College voted, and it voted for Bush, twice. That is the only vote that matters, Constitutionally speaking, in determining a president. Investigation, impeachment, resignation, flat-out confession of theft, whatever does NOT make Gore president. We don't get a reset button. Sorry. (If anything -- assuming Bush and Cheney both resign/are removed -- it would make Dennis Hastert president.)

That and there's no guarantee that if Gore had won in 2000, he'd have been reelected in 2004.

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