How Al Gore got 50 million votes and almost won the election

We have just witnessed the 50 million man march!

There are a number of observations that can be made utilizing the vote projection
study Pollstergeist developed here in ejps. Among those is one that is quite unsettling. You can quibble with the projections offered in this study, but there are
some things that are raised by looking at the vote totals that are astonishing and
must raise eyebrows.

Al Gore got more votes than he should have gotten in many states. Not just more votes than he should have gotten, but there were more votes than should have
been cast! In other words, there more votes than there should have been voters.
Now, I know, there are always a lot of people who don't vote, and sometimes,
some of the non-voters can become motivated and turn-out, as they seem to have
done in 1992. The populations of states change, too, over time, making it possible
for any state to increase its voter turnout simply on additional population. Nationally,
a vote that should have been expected to reach 50 million for Bush and 47million for
Gore turned out to be almost 4 million votes lower than Gore allegedly received. And it curious just where these votes came from. For example, there were a third of a million votes in Florida that were 'unanticipated.' California had nearly half a million,
and Michigan almost a quarter of a million. Where did these votes come from? They
were in all likelihood 'manufactured' by Democrat political machines. They not only
constitute the basis for Gore's supposed plurality in the popular vote, but the basis
of his being even close to Bush in electoral votes.

Take Michigan for instance. Gore's margin of victory in Michigan came from an increase in the vote in Wayne County, and in areas for which the population has
actually declined since the last election -- ie, Detroit. In total, over one third of the
population of Wayne County actually voted for President in 2000. Now, about half of
the 2.2 million residents of that county are too young to vote, so if all eligible voters
cast ballots, there could have been perhaps a million voters. We must accept that
voter turn-out in Detroit was at 75% levels to accept these tallies.

In Florida, some 43% of the population of the state voted in 2000. That is very close
to nobody who was registered didn't vote. California's proportion is similar to that
of Michigan -- 'only' around 1/3 -- still higher than practical.

As they did with their formula for calculating the population for the census, the
liberals now seem to want to use mathematical projection to come up with their
votes in elections. They won't like these projections because they suggest something quite untoward.

Al Gore has been sounding as if he just knows he got enough votes to win, and
maybe this is why. Particularly upset that Miami-Dade were not recounted (Janet
Reno's old fiefdom), it is as if they have been betrayed by a larger than they expected Bush vote which their calculations did not anticipate, and which their
political machines did not produce adequate votes to compensate for -- at least
not in Florida, although they did in Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and other places. It is not just the way it sounds -- keep recounting until he has enough votes. It is rather keep recounting until the votes we manufactured turn up.

Florida -- (est. population 1998 14,200,000)

2000 5.9 m
2000proj 5.6 m
1996 5.3 m
1992 5.2 m
1988 4.3 m
1984 4.2 m
1980 3.7 m

California -- (est population 1998 32 m)

2000 10.0 m
2000proj 9.6 m
1996 8.9 m
1992 11.0 m
1988 9.7 m
1984 9.1 m
1980 8.4 m

Michigan (est population 1998 9.6 m / Wayne Co 2.2 m)

2000 4.2 m
2000p 4.0 m
1996 3.7 m
1992 4.3 m
1988 3.6 m
1984 3.8 m
1980 3.8 m

Wayne Co voter turn-out

2000 768417 (35 % of the total population)
1996 646000
1992 838000

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