Minority rules

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003


her letter to the editor of Feb. 19, Christina Hoffman suggests Sen. Elton should have abstained from voting on the recent ANWR bill in the state Senate, rather than having opposed it. Her rationale appears to be that since he was elected by only a portion of the vote (although a majority) he should have abstained because his constituency wasn't unanimous in voting for him. Under that sort of reasoning, considering that Al Gore received a higher popular vote in the last presidential election by over a million votes, the current White House resident, George W. Bush, should do absolutely nothing since he didn't even receive a majority of the vote.

Steve Wolf


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