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Letter: Wrapping up election: Florida and the final finale


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:57 pm
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Let's hear it for the sovereign State of Florida! The final tally was finally in -- four days after the election. The good news is that this time (unlike 12 years ago when they held the whole nation at bay with their famous hanging chads) they got it right the first time.

So we may now officially close the book on Election 2012.

An "undisclosed" source has finally uncovered the truth of what actually happened which delayed the counting. A gator broke into a poling place and swallowed a ballot box. It took awhile to find the ballot-gulping culprit, extract the ballots, dry them off, and then finally count them.
Well done, Florida ...

Rick Sundin,
Davenport



















 



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