Election 2000

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Assuming Y2K is *bad*, I can't see how there can possibly be an election in Nov 2000.

What would be the consequences of that? Clinton I suppose would remain "in office", but would there BE an "office"? What could he do? What "power" would he have? Would he be paid? Will there BE any banks to cash his cheque?

If the nation is in chaos, people dying, financial collapse etc., WHY would anyone WANT to be "president"??

Am I missing something?

On the other hand, society does need "leaders". Is it more likely that individual States (or perhaps even more local, say, Counties) will set up governments, and the "Federal" government as we know it today will simply disappear?

There are many posts about martial law and the fear of what that may entail. I wonder if we should spend more time thinking about what type of local *leaders* we may find ourselves answering to. Hopefully we have learned in the last few years that it REALLY DOES MATTER *who* is in charge.

-- Sheila (sross@bconnex.net), September 23, 1999


I have popped a few brain cells on the subject - finally decided to PLAN on voting (our primary is in March) and doing everything I can to get a better president in the White House. Am reading McCain's book "Faith of my Fathers" - wow, I am sold. Never give up.

-- Kristi (securxsys@cs.com), September 23, 1999.

Manual voting is still here. Never went away. Election can still be held. Count the votes may be another story. Besides KING Clinton scares too many people.

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotmail.com), September 24, 1999.

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