ILL BETHISAD: Election Disputes Continue
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 9, 2000, 18:36|
Extracted from the New Castreleon Daily Times:
PHILADELPHIA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Amid increasing turmoil, bipartisan charges
of election fraud, and the threat of civic unrest, ballot recounts continue
in Oregon province and the southern ridings of Jacobia province, where 25
Convention seats -- and the General Moderatorship -- are still undecided
two days after the general election.
[lots of grotty details snipped here]
The Progressive Conservative Party, which have served as Their Majesties'
Loyal Opposition for the past ten years, need to capture all 25 seats
to unseat the governing coalition of the Whig Party with the small
Adullamite Republican Party and the Democratic Socialist Party.
As a change of party was not expected in this election, which has had
a very large turnout of voters, the P.C. have not as yet publicly named
their candidate for G.M.
If the disputed seats are awarded to the Whigs, they have pledged to elect
Albert Gore Jr., a little-known member from Tenisi province.
Jaime Bush, the Supreme Commander of Florida-Caribbea, took the unusual
step of issuing a joint communique with his brother and usual rival Jorge Bush,
the Governor of Tejas. The Bush brothers "observed with interest the present
election process in the North American League, and hoped that "the outcome
would be both peaceful and of a favorable nature."
It is supposed here that Florida-Caribbea, at least, may wish to take advantage
of any sustained unrest to attempt renewed territorial aggrandizement.
The outgoing General Moderator, W. J. Clinton, stated that "ten years is
enough for anyone" and urged calm until the disputed elections are settled,
"probably in the courts".
The last such disputed election was in 1875, when an Electoral Commission
awarded the seats to the Whigs, allowing Rutherford Fogg to finally be
elected G.M. by one vote after six months of near-civil war.
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