Re: [sixties-l] elections MFDP tapes and maybe general strike

From: William M Mandel (
Date: 01/18/97

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    If Bush gets the presidency in a way that the people at large perceive as unfair,
    MAYBE there's a very slight chance of organized labor calling a general strike,
    which would of course be in violation of contracts. If there is any other
    outcome, including a Bush victory in a manner not perceived as egregious, forget
    it. No strike.
                                                    Bill Mandel wrote:
    > Is one reminded more, by Bush's anxiety to stop the Florida recounts, of the
    > MFDP issue at the 1964 Dem. convention, or by Nixon's concern re those wee
    > tapes?
    >   This is indeed a moment for a new generation to catch on who runs the
    > electoral process/country.
    >   As for the specific recounts issue, belief in progress seems relevant;
    > should progress toward universal suffrage in this country (from white male
    > property owners to white males generally [supposedly] to women and nonwhites
    > too, to...) not extendg to those who have trouble to read a (peculiarly)
    > confusing ballot--with recounts and even revoting becoming perhaps just
    > another part of the election process?
    >    It might also be good if, in case a candidate should try to concede or
    > prevent what are not his to concede--ie the rights not only of the Palm Beach
    > voters but of all of us to a fairly counted election--to have not only
    > crescendoes of protests but, say, a call for a general strike.
    > Paula

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