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REPUBLICANS OMIT PERTINENT FACTS WHEN CITING ELECTION STATISTICS

As soon as President Bush was ready to declare victory, the Republican Party began boasting that he had received the most votes ever for a president 58,598,283 -- surpassing the 54,455,000 votes that Ronald Reagan received in 1984. While this is certainly a seemingly impressive statistic, the Republicans are leaving out a few things. While Bush now holds the record for the most votes for a president, he also holds the record for the most votes against a president, with approximately 55,710,895 going to John Kerry. This number also breaks Reagan's 1984 record.

And the president with the second highest number of votes against his election? That's right, Bush, with almost 51,000,000 votes going to Al Gore in the infamous 2000 election. Perhaps the party needs to be reminded that the votes you don't get say just as much as the votes you do get.

Deanna Romito

Amherst

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