quote:Originally posted by seeweedandsmokeit:
In 2000, in the Fla vote, W Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes, Nader received 97,421 votes. Had Nader not been on the ballot, exit polling indicates that 25% of those voting for Nader would have voted for moron, and 38% would have voted for Gore, the rest would not have voted.
This margin gave W the Fla electoral vote and since the entire election was pretty evenly split, the Fla vote was the deciding vote.
(there was also a lot of accusations that the Bush crime family and it's political machine had dis-enfranchised a lot of poorer black voters, but that was never proven)
However, as any hindsite who really knows what if?
I hope you are more informed now. BTW, I got that information from the "Google machine", and I am leaving it as an exercise to the student (you) to locate it.
You ain't real bright are you?
For your edification:
Using the numbers you supplied, Algore would have received 37,019 of Nader's votes, and Bush 24,372. Subtracting Bush's 537 vote margin, if not for Nader, AlGore would have beat Bush by 12,110 votes.
The NYT sent an army of investigators to FL to find the supposed "Bush crime family" tampering, and they came up with NADA.
I hope you're more informed now.