21 October, 2020

The Interpreters Of Electoral Maladies

With no federal agency to adjudicate on election cases, it's the judges who come in the line of fire

The Interpreters Of Electoral Maladies
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American pride is taking a beating in the long drawn-out process of identifying the winner of the elections. Consider this. A professor of political science asks American people to wear black ties until the next president of the country is decided. He also wants them to sport black arm bands to protest the politicising of election machinery. A TV commentator has lamented that the OPEC has the temerity to announce it would not step up crude production this winter. "Could this have happened if we had elected a president in time?" He recalled how Iran instantly released US hostages once it realised Ronald Reagan was about to win the elections.

Even Cuba's Fidel Castro is lecturing Americans on democracy. He was heard telling American tourists bathing at a Cuban beach resort last week: "If you have problem with the elections, I'll send a team to sort it out. I have no faith in American democracy since hardly 40 per cent of the people vote there." Castro was retorting to commentators in Miami who'd declared: "We have a democracy, so we have problems in Florida. If you don't want all...

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