Friday, August 19, 2005

Paul Krugman on the elections of 2000, 2004, and the future

In an editorial for the New York Times today, Paul Krugman reminds us that the irregular voting activity of the 2000 and 2004 elections will likely continue if something is not done to reform our voting procedures. With an election coming up in '06, this is an important reminder.
By running for the U.S. Senate, Katherine Harris, Florida's former secretary of state, has stirred up some ugly memories. And that's a good thing, because those memories remain relevant. There was at least as much electoral malfeasance in 2004 as there was in 2000, even if it didn't change the outcome. And the next election may be worse.
Later this weekend I am going to put up an entry about 2000 election similar to the one I did on 2004.

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