Written in 2000 in anticipation of a very close race, this is an unintentionally sad look back on that election full of disheartening quotes.
It’s not likely that a candidate will win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote. […] Unquestionably, the electoral vote winner would be President, but he’d lack a mandate and face a crisis of legitimacy.
If Bush-Cheney or Gore-Lieberman won the race but, say, were caught in some scandal, the electors could vote for someone not on the ballot. President John McCain? Vice President Bill Bradley? The media would love that infinitesimal possibility.
(thanks for the link, Dan)