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Deja Vu...Stealing Democracy?

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Election 2000 was one of four historical election cycles where the winner of the popular vote failed to secure the electoral vote.  On the morning after the election, November 5, 2012, Americans woke up not knowing whether incumbent VP Al Gore or Texas Governor George W. Bush had won the 2000 Presential election.  In the month that followed, the Presidential Election was marked by a court battle between Gore and Bush centered on the call for recount in the State of Florida.   On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court stepped in halting the recount efforts, Al Core conceded making George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.  

Even though call for Election sparked legislation creating the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)  to help states upgrade their election technology preventing similar problems in future elections, the electronic voting systems themselves caused problems in teh 2004 General elections.

Will Election 2012 face the same challenges faced in 2000 and 2004?  Efforts to legislate Voter ID laws in many states have led to accusations of voter supression, coupled with the unreliability of the voting machines themselves and dubious relationships between the GOP &corporations manufacturing America's voting systems.  Will democracy prevail, or will we witnesss another contentuous election cycle.

Join Fred and Marg discussing the aftermath of the elections of the new millennium and how it impacts the current 2012 Presidential Election.  Join us in the chatroom, or call in to share your opinions.