The hysteria over alleged voter fraud in Florida and the possibility of installing a President without a plurality of the popular vote is taking on impeachment proportions. But let's not let the drama confuse us about which issue is which. And besides, the Electoral College isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Thousands of Florida residents were struck from the voter lists because they were mistakenly identified as ex-felons, just months before what has become the closest election in US history. With Bush apparently leading Gore by only hundreds of votes, in a state with hundreds of thousands of disenfranchised voters, could similar errors be tipping the race?
Mon Nov. 6, 2000 3:00 AM EST