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To: Sunsong
Clinton never did gain a plurality of the votes cast. He never did represent the majority. He was elected by the electoral college (which, btw, I'm all for). But if Perot hadn't split the vote in '92 or the pubbies had such a lame candidate in '96, Clinton would have lost both times. I've always felt that Dole was so lame, that Buchanan could have done a better job...
18 posted on 04/29/2003 6:50:44 AM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch
In the 2000 election, 61% of Canadians voted.

Our first-past-the-post system allows whomever has the most votes in a riding to win a seat in Parliament. The Liberal party was elected in 2000 with 38 per cent of the vote, however they won 172 of the 301 seats, or 57 per cent of Parliament.

So, basically, 38% of 61% of us voted Liberal in the last election. I'd do the math, but it's still too early in the morning. :-)

With that majority government, one man, Jean Chretien, gets to wield 100% of the power. He rules his cabinet with an iron fist and his MPs must vote as he tells them to.

That should show you how hard it is for individual Canadians to have an impact up here.

But we aren't giving up!

21 posted on 04/29/2003 7:16:53 AM PDT by conniew
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