Interesting Info about the 2000 Election – Bush vs. Gore?

I asked a question yesterday and RightWing65 used some facts that I found interesting. Here it is:

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000
States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.

Gore’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in
government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…"

A map showing red vs. blue can be found at
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap2000.htm

Should the USA go back to only allowing land owners the right to vote?
Reason being – The landowner is the person being taxed and saddled with all of the costs regarding these social programs. Shouldn’t they have the say in what taxes they pay and what they don’t.

10 Responses to “Interesting Info about the 2000 Election – Bush vs. Gore?”

  1. Moody Red Says:

    Ok, I read the Snopes version which I believe to be true, The difference I found were President Bush won 30 States and Gore won 20, and the crime rates were different but there was still less crime in the Bush areas.
    This should, but it won’t settle the argument that the president won this election "fair and square!"

    No, I don’t think just landowners, even though I have land, should be the only voters. Like it or not, we are all Americans.

  2. anthonyinkc Says:

    Very biased facts that present one side of the election.

    Why people still talk about the election that the Bush Regime stole is beyond me.

  3. amazin'g Says:

    Interesting point, but it won’t happen.

  4. de viking Says:

    1. where did he get the info
    2. why would u belive this info from a lib \
    3. hate to bring this to ur attention — Bush beat Gore
    4. Electoral College is working — gives small non peopled states lilke representation to large populated states — once again those old guys writing the constitution (remember that piece of paper) knew what they were talkin about.

  5. mojo Says:

    Uh, pal the vast majority of people living in NYC, and other cities, don’t own land; they pay rent(including me)…and I pay a ton of taxes….so it’s time to rework your weak theory.

  6. stiggo629 Says:

    Interestingly enough, this is not true, and yet you’re reprinting it as though it were true. What does that say about you?

  7. Mele Kai Says:

    Really interesting is these blue areas are mostly generated by illegal immigrants who also attain fake social security numbers & register to vote! So. Texas, So. Miami Florida… West coast middle America as immigrants have risen well into places like Iowa and so on.

    Very interesting. You get a star! Thank you, I saw that yesterday and your link made it sink in. Great stuff.

    lol hey I believe in equal time yet two days ago I used snopes and got a violation… there is a ying to a yang to every debate on the internet… above found his

    Gore was no angel in the White House. He may have been great with ozones and weather yet, he was way too Hillary for me. Perhaps there’s were the support lies???

    NO to any policy to restrict a vote and YES to stronger enforcement of immigration laws already in place. That includes land owners abusing the system as well .

  8. don c Says:

    Better not look at these facts then http://archive.salon.com/politics/fix/2001/02/15/political_fix/index.html

    "Gore wins!"
    Democratic National Committee chairman declares a Gore victory; Bush’s Mexico trip puts life back into Buchananites; celebrate Not My President’s Day, and Paul Wolfowitz finally gets his closeup.

    – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Feb. 15, 2001 | "Al Gore Wins the Election!" That’s the triumphant declaration in an e-mail sent to political reporters Thursday by Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Jenny Backus.

    As the Miami Herald continues its audit of Florida’s undervotes, and a prestigious media consortium examines the state’s overvotes and undervotes, the DNC is keeping track of results from other media recounts across the state. And the news is good for Gore.

    -According to the certified Florida results, Bush won the state by 527 votes. But Backus says recounts by the Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and the Chicago Tribune Co. collectively show Gore picking up 1,617 votes, giving him a "winning" margin of 1,080 votes.

    Last week, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Gore would have gained more than 200 extra votes if Orange County had conducted a hand recount of all its ballots that machines could not read. An earlier investigation of overvotes in Lake County showed a 300-vote pickup for Gore.

    The Chicago Tribune examined more than 15,000 undervotes and overvotes in the 15 counties with the highest rate of rejected ballots, and found a net gain of 366 votes for Al Gore among the uncounted ballots.

    An examination of so-called dimpled ballots in Palm Beach County by the Palm Beach Post had Gore picking up 682 additional votes if those ballots had been counted as votes. Palm Beach County Election Commissioner refused to count the dimpled chads, however.

  9. michael g Says:

    Oh, you must be a Southerner, I’m amazed how many of you guys actually want to go back to what the constitution said. Voting rights for White Male Landowners only.

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