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Electoral Irony

The Financial Times over the weekend had a story (it s not on line, even at the pay site), leading with a reference to a blur of polls suggesting that George W. Bush could suffer Al Gore s fate in 2000, winning the popular vote but losing the White House battle in the electoral college. What would be the consequences of this? It seems to me that, if the president is going to lose, this might be a good way for it to happen, so the Democrats will stop whining about redefeating Bush and the rest, thus possibly weakening the

Democrats dangerous effort to delegitimize the Electoral College process. On the other hand, it might make dissatisfaction with the electoral college bipartisan. Any ideas?

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