5 Most Controversial Presidential Ele...

5 Most Controversial Presidential Elections in American History

There are 30 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Nov 4, 2008, titled 5 Most Controversial Presidential Elections in American History. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

As America goes to the polls, we recall some of the nation's most disputed elections, including those of 1800, 1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000.

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Lenni, PA

#1 Nov 4, 2008
So the worst two election processes ever occurred in 1800 and 2000. Yep, every 200 years we go nuts. I can't wait till 2200 ! I'm not throwing my hat into the ring until then, as I love a good fight.

Lenni, PA

#2 Nov 4, 2008
Rutheford B. Hayes was a gentleman and a scholar, and we'd be lucky to have him as our president today.

Portland, OR

#3 Nov 4, 2008
Interesting to read how these scandals throughout history have helped to form the system we have today.
Two Thousand

Lenni, PA

#4 Nov 4, 2008
Yr 2000 elections still lingers in my bloodstream.

Lenni, PA

#5 Nov 4, 2008
I'm convinced that modern American elections are - by far - much better run than those in the distant past.

Houston, TX

#6 Nov 4, 2008
it is terrifying that our country has been formed by these scandals... but also somewhat comforting--hopefully we can recover from the last 8 years and return to greatness.
Jebediah Springfield

Lenni, PA

#7 Nov 4, 2008
Two Thousand wrote:
Yr 2000 elections still lingers in my bloodstream.
No, zat 1888 election still sticks in my craw. I think they all should be drinking a flavorless beverage I like to call root marm.
Dewey Wins

Lenni, PA

#8 Nov 4, 2008
I sure hope that I know who the president-elect is by the time I go to sleep. I so do not want to go through waiting weeks and weeks to find out who won (or who stole the election) like we did in 2000.

Portland, OR

#9 Nov 4, 2008
It seems like it should be so simple, yet there is so much controversy. can't we just go to the popular vote, the electoral college is so outdated anyhow.

Lenni, PA

#10 Nov 4, 2008
We will never return to greatness. Unless we do away with the electoral college.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#11 Nov 4, 2008
1. No, we can't eliminate the Electoral College. It's a good institution anyway.

2. In Florida, in 2000, no matter HOW many times they counted it, Gore was NEVER ahead. He LOST ! Get OVER it !

Lenni, PA

#12 Nov 4, 2008
I am just not sure why there is a need for the electoral college if you have a quick and reliable way to count the popular vote.

Lenni, PA

#13 Nov 4, 2008
The Greatness that we want to return to was orchestrated by people who invented the electoral college bc they didn't think we were smart enough to choose.
Samuel Tilden

Lenni, PA

#14 Nov 4, 2008
I was robbed! Robbed, I tells ya! That ragamuffin Hayes isn't worth a bucket o' spit!
american IDIOT

United States

#15 Nov 4, 2008

It's Wednesday November 5th, 2008 John McCain is so overwhelmed from this long campaign and the stress of winning this election.......... causing him to have a heart attack or stroke in the middle of the night.......



..........How does it feel?

~~~~~~~~~~ WAKE UP AMERICA!~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~ VOTE!~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~ NOW!~~~~~~~~~

Lenni, PA

#16 Nov 4, 2008
i'm not sure if we really have "a quick and reliable way to count the popular vote" yet. my voting machine this morning was ancient.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#17 Nov 4, 2008
Ok folks - listen up.

If we went with just the popular vote, it would be very easy for the larger population states to dictate who our president is to the small states. That is the reason for the Electoral College.

Just a popular vote would mean that states such as California, New York, Florida, and a few other high population states will have the control. Candidates would oly focus on their issues, campaign in their states alone, and make sure they take care of them while the rest of the country goes to crap.

If anything is needed, a revamping of the Electoral College to reflect the realities of today.

We also need to get back to reality and stop allowing social liberals to twist our elections.

I say we create a National Voting Card. Only one use for it - to identify a properly registered voter.

Only one place to get it - your local county election board.

Must provide Passport, State Driver's License, or State ID Card, a certified birth certificate, and proof of residence.

You are then photographed, voter information encoded, and you receive your voter card. You then have to present said Photo voter card upon voting. No card - no vote.

For the infirmed and sick, a van can be outfitted with the equipment to got the the person's home and produce the card there.

Military personnel can be taken care of at their bases and stations.

Upon the death of someone, their voter card is submitted to the board to have their name removed from the list.

No more Voter Registration Drives, no more voter registration fraud, and a good deal of voter fraud eliminated.

Now - regarding voting machines.

Are plummeting trend is what I call the FAST FOOD MENTALITY. Everyone wants instantaneous gratification.

We need a return to PAPER BALLOTS. We need to return to careful and deliberate counts of those ballots. No more electronic machines and no online voting.

We simply need to put forth more polling places, with a trained and paid staff to help facilitate citizens voting rather than hoping for volunteers.

Perhaps have a week of voting, other than a day.

Also, no more exit polls, and no polls the three days before an election.

Regarding absentee ballots, ONLY FOR THE sick and infirmed. A team of four people will visit any person needing such service. One being an election staffer, 1 GOP, 1 DEM, and 1 IND, to take the absentee ballot from the voter and assure no hanky panky by exuberant volunteers (aka ACORN).

We won't have the results for a few days, BUT THEY WILL BE ACCURATE AND JUST.

“Therefore, CHOOSE ...”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 4, 2008
Kennedy/Nixon should be on the list.
buddy guy

United States

#19 Nov 4, 2008
Should not!!

Lenni, PA

#20 Nov 4, 2008
What about elections when the best candidate was assasinated? Robert Kennedy, anyone?

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