Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Conservatives Claim Narrow Victory in Mexico's Presidential Elections

I think if I were to ever run for political office, I'd choose to run for the "Too close to call" party, because they seem to be winning all the elections lately.

The way I see it, the larger a country's population is, the more certain the elections should be (in theory). In a country with a population in excess of 100 million people, the odds of a 50/50 split at the polls should seem almost as impossible as someone getting ALL the votes, which is why I find it hard to believe that the results of recent elections in the United States, Italy and now Mexico could be as "razor thin" as they were.

To me, "Too close to call" is like a diagnosis for a failed state. It represents a country that fails to recognize its problems and/or the course to take in order to solve them; which is ridiculous, because if you were to put 100 million people in a (very large) room and ask them ANYTHING, you would get a definite answer. Whether that answer is "right" or "wrong" is uncertain; but what is certain is the fact that the larger the population is, the more likely they are to reach some sort of a consensus.

People simply are not as divided as these crooked politicians and their broken voting machines would lead us to believe. We don't live in isolation from our neighbours. The majority of ANY population shares the same standard (or sub-standard) of living and has to endure same kinds of hardship as everyone else; regardless of any political affiliation.

It's not that I don't believe that a "too close to call" election result is mathematically possible. It's just that the consistency of these results that makes me wonder if the controversy surrounding Mexico’s presidential elections may be foreshadow of the upcoming U.S. Congressional Elections, in November.

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