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Subject:Dont be Gored to death
Date:Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:28:00 -0800 (PST)

<Subject: Citizen Action If Gore Does Not Concede
time to wake up
<Here with is some practical advice on action that every citizen can take
<in the event that the Florida recount confirms the election of George
<Bush, but Al Gore fails to concede.
<We all know what is going on in Florida, and that the election hinges on
<the outcome. I am writing you today to prepare us all for what we will
<have to do if what I think is going to happen actually does.
<The recount, which will be finished by 5 p.m. Thursday, will likely show
<Bush to be the winner once again, with only a few thousand overseas
<ballots to be counted. Those ballots will be overwhelmingly for Bush, a
<minimum of 60% and probably closer to 75%. If the count goes our way, we
<have won this
<This is when something critical happens. Either Gore bows out gracefully
<or he doesn't, and I can almost guarantee he won't. These are people
<wedded to power who will only go down kicking and screaming. They will
<use every legal maneuver in the book to steal the election. (In 1960,
<when Richard Nixon had
<every right and reason to challenge the election results he didn't for
<the sake of the country. Expect no such noble behavior this time.)
<What will they try? One bet is to find a friendly judge to throw out the
<Florida results on a flimsy premise. They are already floating this as a
<trial balloon in the form of the allegedly "confusing" ballots in Palm
<Beach County. I have seen the ballots - they are not confusing in the
<Indeed, they are identical in form to the punch-card ballots used in
<Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, in this very election. What is more,
<it is just as likely that Palm Beach County voters who wanted to vote
<for Bush inadvertently voted for Nader. All parties approved the form of
<ballot before the election. The form-of-ballot issue is a mere pretext
<for an effort a judicial invalidation of the Florida election.
<While I hope this scenario doesn't come to pass, I fear that it will,
<and it will only have disastrous results for the country. The election
<fight could drag on for months and actually be decided by a court! If
<this comes to pass the vision of our Founders and the blood of patriots
<will have been betrayed.
<Personally, I am not going to stand for this, and I hope you won't
<either. The good news is that we are not without voice.
<HERE IS WHAT MUST BE DONE: if the vote count affirms Bush's election, we
<allow a short grace period to see the reaction of the Gore camp. If they
<have not graciously conceded after a few hours, we must bombard the news
<media and our public officials AT EVERY LEVEL with phone calls of
<outrage that demand Gore's concession. I mean literally millions of
<phone calls. We must jam their phone banks with calls. There are
<millions of us so it shouldn't be too difficult. (While you're at it,
<send e-mails to your? local newspapers as well.)
<If it becomes widely reported - and it will - that there is a
<groundswell demanding that Gore back down and not embarrass the country,
<it will be very difficult for Gore to withstand the pressure. He will
<have to relent.
<Here are some places to start:
< The White House:
< telephone (202) 456-4114
< FAX:(202)456-2461
< e-mail president@whitehouse.gov
< The Vice President's Office:
< telephone:(202) 274-5000
< FAX:(202) 456-2883
< e-mail vice.president@whitehouse.gov
< Vice President's Senate Office:
< telephone: (202) 224-2424
< Senator Tom Daschle (Senate Democratic Leader): (202) 224-2321
< Also: (202) 224-5556
< Representative Dick Gephardt (House Democratic Leader): (202) 225-2671
< Also: (202) 225--0100
<Also, be sure to call your congressmen and both your senators. All these
<numbers are easily located on voter.com. You can also contact them
<the U.S. Capitol Switchboard:
<U.S. Capitol Switchboard (all Senators and Representatives): (202)
<Another office to call is that of Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley (the
<brother of Gore's campaign manager, Bill Daley):
< Telephone: (312) 744-3300
< FAX: (312) 744-2324
<If you've never made a call like this, there's no reason to be shy. They
<opinion calls all the time and are set up to take them. In fact they
<calls. It helps them tell which way the wind is blowing.
<Some media contacts:
< Boston Globe
< (617) 929-2000
< Matthew V. Storin, Editor
< (617) 929-3049
< e-mail: storin@globe.com
< Boston Herald
< Andrew Costello, Editor
< (617) 619-6400
< e-mail: acostello@bostonherald.com
< Chicago Sun-Times:
< (312) 321-3000
< Michael Cooke, Editor in Chief
< e-mail: mcooke@suntimes.com
< Chicago Tribune
< (800) 874-2863
< Howard A. Tyner, Editor
< e-mail: ChiEd@aol.com
< Bruce Dold, Editorial Page Editor
< e-mail: bdold@tribune.com
< Los Angeles Times
< (213) 237-7935 (opinion department)
< (213) 237-4511 and Fax: (213) 237-7679 (letters to the editor)
< (202) 293-4650 (Washington bureau)
< e-mail: www.latimes.com (follow prompts to e-mail windows)
< New York Post
< (212) 930-8000
< John Mancini, News
< e-mail: jmancini@nypost.com
< New York Times
< (212) 556-1234
< Joseph Lelyveld, Executive Editor
< Letters to the Editor
< fax: (212) 556-3622
< e-mail: letters@nytimes.com.
< Philadelphia Inquirer
< (215) 854-4500
< Letters to the editor:
< Inquirer.Letters@phillynews.com
< USA Today
< (703) 276-3400
< Karen Jurgenson, Editor
< e-mail: www.usatoday.com and follow feedback prompts
< Washington Post
< (202) 334-6000
< Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor
< e-mail: hiattf@washpost.com
< Time
< e-mail: letters@time.com
< e-mail: http://abc.go.com/abc/help/contact.html
< (404) 827-1500
< (212) 975-4321
< e-mail: World@MSNBC.com
< NBC-Nightly News: e-mail: Nightly@NBC.com
< NBC Today Show: e-mail: Today@NBC.com
<I'm hoping none of this will be necessary, but I fear otherwise. As
<Edmund Burke said, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
<This e-mail is just to prepare you for the battle that we must engage.
<Thank you,
<Mario Murgado
<NEWS FLASH - World Series Outcome On Hold !!!!!!
NEW YORK (AP) --The New York Mets announced today that they are going
to? court to get an additional inning added to the end of Game 5 ofthe
World Series.? The batting, pitching, and bench coaches for the Mets
held a press conference earlier today.? They were joined by members of
the Major League Players Union.? "We meant to hit those pitches from the
Yankee pitchers," said the Mets batting coach.? "We were confused by the
irregularities of the pitches we received and believe we have been denied
our right to hit."
One claim specifically noted that a small percentage of the Mets batters
had intended to swing at fast balls, but actually swung at curve balls.? It
was clear that these batters never intended to swing at curve balls, though
a much higher percentage were not confused by the pitches.? Reporters at
the press conference pointed out that the Mets had extensively reviewed
film of the Yankees pitchers prior to the World Series and had infact faced
the Yankees in inter-league play earlier in the year.? "The fact remains
that some of the pitches confused us and denied us of our right to hit,"
said the Mets batting coach. "The World Series is not over yet and the
Yankees are celebrating prematurely."
Major League Baseball has reviewed the telecast of all the World Series
games and recounted the balls and strikes called by the umpires of each
game.? "While some of the strikes called against the Mets were, in fact,
balls, there were not enough of them to change the outcome of the World
series," the commissioner said.
Another portion of the Mets legal claim stated that, based on on-base
percentage, the Mets had actually won the World Series, regardlessof the
final scores of the games.? "It's clear that we were slightly on-base
more often than the Yankees," said a Mets spokesman.? "The World Series
crown is rightly ours."? The manager of the Mets has remained in relative
seclusion, engaging in some light jogging for exercise.? He has stated
that he believes "we need to let the process run its course without
rush to judgment."