Presidential Poker

Talk about playing for high stakes!

This is very, very unlikely to happen; this is for entertainment, not political information.

For this to occur, ALL of the following must happen:

  • Florida’s electoral votes must go to Gore.
  • Bush must be awarded the electoral votes of enough states currently in the Gore column after recounts, court challenges, etc. to deny Gore an electoral majority, leaving New Mexico the state that decides the election.
  • The vote in New Mexico must be tied.

    Should all that happen, New Mexico law states that the winner is to be determined by playing a mutually-agreed upon game of chance. This actually happened last year, and the game chosen was one hand of five card poker.

    If you think I’m making this up, take a look here.

    If you can think of a better game for these two to play (and it’s printable), drop me an email. If we get enough good ones, we’ll put together an article with the best.

    Email Ed

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