Letters: Dec. 11, 2000

THE CLIFF-HANGER ELECTION

America should be grateful that this election was as wild as it gets [ELECTION 2000, Nov. 20]. Some of us originally came from places where heads would have rolled during a similar crisis. So far, not a gunshot has been heard on account of the balloting, and you call this "wild"? An election held in Nigeria in 1993 led to the President-elect's being thrown in jail for trying to assume office and ultimately to his mysterious death. Going to court to decide who won this contest is, in my opinion, as civilized as it gets. MAY AKABOGU-COLLINS Vista,...

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