No responsible American has yet suggested that the Florida election debacle goes much beyond the usual mucky-muck of random human error. Confusing ballots in Palm Beach County are cited as the source of the problem. In a predominately Democratic county, filled to the brim with elderly Jews, far-right Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, with his unrepentant fondness for Hitler, garnered an astounding number of votes. Elsewhere, black voters are complaining of being turned away from polling stations either because there were no more ballots available, or because the polls closed too early.
All of this in areas with a strong Democratic base, in a state governed by the Republican candidate’s brother. Not surprisingly, foreign journalists are a bit more suspicious than our domestic variety that something is rudely amiss, and they ” re not afraid to say it. We Americans, on the other hand, with our glowing confidence in our tried-and-true democratic political mechanisms, just laugh off such paranoid intimations and go about our business, certain that the “rule of law” will eventually make sense of the mess and set things on their proper course again. The fact is that the two-party political system in the United States is a blood sport, and the stakes are high.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, is beyond the pale for political operatives of either major party. They will do whatever it takes to win, short of an easily traceable serious felony. Shameless propaganda is only the most obvious symptom of this corrupt dance toward Election Day. Scandal mongering, precision news leaks, fundraising scams, wiretapping, we ” ve seen all of this in the last few years as the two parties become more polarized and less concerned with ethics. The truth is that the Florida Elections has damaged my impression about our Electoral system, the trust is gone, it is certain and clear that Something Rotten happened in Florida.
The Research paper on The urgent need of Reformation of the Philippine Political Party System from Multi- Part to Two- Party
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