[EM] Blake's margins arguments

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Wed Feb 19 15:06:44 PST 2003

Alex Small wrote:
> Keep this in mind about selling the public on winning votes or margins:
> Nobody says "Bush won Florida with <number of votes>", they say "Bush won
> Florida by 537 votes" or whatever the final margin was.  (I say Bush won
> Florida 5-4 with 50% of the female vote, 100% of the African American
> vote, and 71% of the Republican-appointed vote.)

And what would the breakdown have been if the U.S. Supreme Court had
left it up to the Florida Supreme Court's 4-3 decision to ignore that
state's election laws?

Besides, the subsequent media organization-sponsored recounts all showed
the same outcome.  Bush won.  Get over it.

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