Comments: Stop Picking On Ralph?

Not to interfer with the worldview of others, but the problem with the ballot in Florida in 2000 was that there were over a dozen people running for President. That's why the ballot was so difficult, all of them had to crammed on the same page, or Hollerith card in the case of a couple of counties.

There will be a dozen people on the ballot this year, not just Bush, Kerry, and Nader.

Posted by Bryan at June 23, 2004 06:38 PM

That's true, of course. And in a close race, half a dozen "minor" candates who collectively pull 2% or 3% of one party's votes away from the "main" candidate can swing an election.

Posted by Anne at June 24, 2004 11:17 AM