What have we learned from this election?

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What have we learned from this election?---Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), December 14, 2000


I guess I am more interested in the opposite question: What have we not yet learned?

I am concerned that there appears to have been massive intimidation of minority voters (or would-be voters) in Florida, and yet it seems our Justice Department, our Attorney General, our FBI, and the whole apparatus of the Federal Government was asleep at the wheel. Why? What was janet reno doing on election day? Why has she not held a press conference since election day? Why has she not been called on the carpet?

Why is it "ok" to intimidate black voters in this day and age? Why must they have two (2) independent forms of identification or be turned away from the polls by the police? Hello? Hello? Is this the year 2000? Or is it still 1950 in the South? Jim Crow replaced by "Jeb Crow"?

-- Joe Shedlock (joeshedlock@mindspring.com), December 16, 2000.

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