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December 15th, 2000 12:00 AM

We Need 3 Electors with a Conscience

Dear friends,

There is still one more chance to stop the theft of the 2000 election.

On Monday, the electors will gather in their respective state capitals to cast their votes for President. If just three of the Republicans' 271 electors switch their votes, Bush loses. I have to believe in any gathering of human beings there is at least 1% of them who will always be willing to commit an act of courage and conscience. That's roughly the percentage we need of those 271 Americans who would the country's fate in their hands. Like Bush, they all know that in order to prevent the election of Al Gore, the counting of the votes in Florida had to be stopped -- because it was clear what the outcome would be. When the Supreme Court called a halt to the counting at 2:45pm last Saturday, the Bush lead had dropped to only 58 votes! And that was with only a third of the recount completed. 

Please understand -- this appeal is not coming from a Gore supporter. It is not a partisan thing for me. It is about counting all the votes of the citizens. The way I see it, if this theft could happen to one of their own (namely, Gore, who is funded by the EXACT same people as Bush), imagine what would happen to any of us if we ever decided to run for office -- and got close to winning. For the sake of our future, we must oppose this illegitimate election.

I am going to send an e-mail to those electors who have e-mail addresses. I am asking all of you to do the same. For a complete list of the Republican electors (with their names, phone numbers and addresses), go to www.votewithamerica.com or use this list of electors I am enclosing if you prefer to do a mass mailing:

admissions@marshall.edu; arpaio@primenet.com; bmcclellan@indgop.org; bobomigook@msn.com; bpbredeman@ktis.net; chayes@dynasty.net; clarkken@netzero.net; commissioner@co.allen.in.us; contact@gov.state.la.us; c_p_castillo@yahoo.com; dks@sbccpa.com; ellingermc@aol.com; feeney.tom@leg.state.fl.us; fontenoc@legis.state.la.us; ghood@ci.orlando.fl.us; gmclendon@simmonsvedder.com; governor@gov.state.ut.us; governor@state.nd.us; herberta@borfl.org; info@thevillages.com; jbrandall.geo@yahoo.com; jhamlin@dallascounty.org; jhendren@arkleg.state.ar.us; johnculberson@pdq.net; johnjer@msn.com; jordancj2@aol.com; jrjunkin@bkbank.com; kbouck@gov.state.ut.us; llake@aol.com; loycemc@juno.com; mayoryoung@co.richmond.ga.us; mayor_billings@yahoo.com; mckay.john.web@leg.state.fl.us; michaelwoodssr@hotmail.com; mmcdaniel@indgop.org; mpaddie@esc5.net; mpaddie@sc5.net; nddc73a@prodigy.com; pbrister@gs.verio.net; progop@juno.com; ragtimee@aol.com; rhrockytop@yahoo.com; rnoss@prodigy.net; robert.eastin@faa.gov; s28@ai.org; sagee@arkleg.state.ar.us; sdgov@state.sd.us; sdltgov@gov.state.sd.us; sduprey@mediaone.net; slsdaniel@aol.com; sterrell@laelections.org; susangop@aol.com; wcrocket@fclaw.com 

Ask these electors, with the most sincere passion you can muster, to vote for the candidate the American people chose. Gore won by 300,000 votes nationwide and there is strong evidence he would have the electoral vote if the counting had not been stopped in Florida.

If any of these Republicans break ranks, they will be ostracized for life by their political allies. They need our support. They should be told that they will go down in history as a true Profile in Courage. We are all given a conscience so that we know right from wrong. When you write to these electors, you must go right to that raw nerve of their conscience.

It's only 3 out of 271! That's all we need, just three, and a wrong will have been righted. The reason the founding fathers set up this nutty system was so the electors could correct any wrongdoing that may have taken place. They are not supposed to be a rubber stamp. They are expected to act with their own sense of what is right.

We have less than 72 hours. This is not about Gore, and it is not about Bush. It is simply about electing the person whom the American people have said they want to lead the country. What could be so hard about that?

Yours,

Michael Moore
http://www.theawfultruth.com/
http://www.michaelmoore.com/
mmflint@aol.com

PS. You've probably been spammed to death, but in case you haven't seen these two pieces, I thought I would include them for a laugh or two.

1. Just in off the AP wire...

BUSH SUES SANTA
AUSTIN, TX - Dec.15 - Attorneys for Texas Governor George W. Bush filed suit in federal court today, seeking to prevent Santa Claus from making his list and then checking it twice. The complaint seeks an immediate injunction against the beloved Christmas icon, asking the court to effectively ban his traditional practice of checking the list of good boys and girls one additional time before packing his sleigh.

The suit, filed in the Federal District Court of Austin, Texas, asks a federal judge to "hereby order Mr. Claus to cease and desist all repetitive and duplicative list-checking activity, and certify the original list as submitted, without amendment, alteration, deletion, or other unnecessary modification."

"There are no standards for deciding who is naughty, and who is nice. It's totally arbitrary and capricious. How many more times does he need to check? This checking, checking, and re-checking over and over again must stop now," said former Secretary James Baker.

Baker further claimed that unnamed GOP observers witnessed an elf remove all boys named Brad from the "nice" list, filing them under "naughty" instead because "everyone knows all boys named Brad are brats."

Gov. Bush cited the potential for unauthorized list tampering, and blasted what he called the "fuzzy math up there at the North Pole."

"Their security is really awful, really bad," said Bush. "My mother just walked right in, told 'em she was Mrs. Claus. They didn't check her ID or nothing."

Meanwhile, Dick Cheney, Gov. Bush's running mate, issued a direct plea to St. Nick himself. "Mr. Claus, I call on you to do the honorable thing, and quit checking your list. The children of the world have had enough. They demand closure now," Cheney said, adding that his granddaughter has already selected a name for the pony that she's asked for.

Santa Claus could not be reached for comment, but a spokes-elf said he was "deeply distressed" by news of the pending legal action against him. "He's losing weight, and he hasn't said 'Ho Ho Ho' for days," said the spokes-elf. "He's just not feeling jolly."

2. BREAKING NEWS: GOD OVERRULES SUPREME COURT VERDICT
Bush to be smitten later today

In a stunning development this morning, God invoked the "one nation, under God" clause of the Pledge of Allegiance to overrule last night's Supreme Court decision that handed the White House to George Bush.

"I'm not sure where the Supreme Court gets off," God said this morning on a rare Today Show appearance, "but I'm sure as hell not going to lie back and let Bush get away with this bullshit."

"I've watched analysts argue for weeks now that the exact vote count in Florida 'will never be known.' Well, I'm God and I DO know exactly who voted for whom. Let's cut to the chase: Gore won Florida by exactly 20,219 votes."

Shocking political analysts and pundits, God's unexpected verdict overrules the official Electoral College tally and awards Florida to Al Gore, giving him a 289-246 victory. The Bush campaign is analyzing God's Word for possible grounds for appeal.

"God's ruling is a classic over-reach," argued Bush campaign strategist Jim Baker. "Clearly, a divine intervention in a U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented, unjust, and goes against the constitution of the state of Florida."

"Jim Baker's a jackass," God responded. "He's got some surprises ahead of him, let me tell you. HOT ones, if you know what I mean."

God, who provided the exact vote counts for every Florida precinct, explained that bad balloting machinery and voter confusion were no grounds to give the White House to "a friggin' idiot."

"Look, only 612 people in Palm Beach County voted for Buchanan. Get real! The rest meant to vote for Gore. Don't believe me? I'll name them: Anderson, Pete; Anderson, Sam, Jr.; Arthur, James; Barnhardt, Ron..."

Our Lord then went on to note that he was displeased with George W. Bush's prideful ways and announced that he would officially smite him today. In an act of wrath unlike any reported since the Book of Job, God has taken all of Bush's goats and livestock, stripped him of his wealth and possessions, sold his family into slavery, forced the former presidential candidate into hard labor in a salt mine, and afflicted him with deep boils.  

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