Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    This cartoon is a lie. Gore had conceded to Bush until he was told that the margin in Florida was so close that a recount was MANDATED by Florida state law. Gore did not ask for a recount; the State of Florida, with Jeb Bush as governor, did.

  2. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, about 13 hours ago

    Gore had more votes than Bush, he should not have conceded.

  3. Baslim the beggar

    Baslim the beggar GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    The US is not a direct-vote democracy, so the fact that Gore had more votes than Bush does not signify.


    In 48 out of 50 states, all of the state’s electoral college members are selected according to vote for the candidate getting the most votes. If you voted for candidate B, but candidate A got more votes, your vote means nothing. Zip. Nada. Null and Void.

  4. Baslim the beggar

    Baslim the beggar GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    People should go read up on the 1824 and 1876 elections.

    And read very carefully about how the election of the president actually works.You might be surprised. The Wikipedia article on the Electoral College is very enlightening.

  5. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 7 hours ago

    @Baslim the beggar

    The States elect the President. The citizens of each state vote to instruct who their state must vote for. This system is important for dispersing political power geographically and to smaller government subdivisions. Can’t give urban centers all the power or rural states would have no representation.

  6. nlkilpat

    nlkilpat GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago


    Further to lwpat’s comment, here is an excerpt from Mr. Gore’s concession speech: "Over the library of one of our great law schools is inscribed the motto, “Not under man but under God and law.” That’s the ruling principle of American freedom, the source of our democratic liberties. I’ve tried to make it my guide throughout this contest as it has guided America’s deliberations of all the complex issues of the past five weeks.

    Now the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the court’s decision, I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College. And tonight, for the sake of our unity of the people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.

    I also accept my responsibility, which I will discharge unconditionally, to honor the new president elect and do everything possible to help him bring Americans together in fulfillment of the great vision that our Declaration of Independence defines and that our Constitution affirms and defends."

  7. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Payne seems determined to increase the ignorance of Americans in every way possible, by lying about facts. Fact one, Gore did indeed accept the result. Fact two, the SCOTUS has no right nor authority in this case, and moreover they exceeded that authority enormously by hearing the case. Given there is no remedy for a partisan decision by the court, Gore accepted it. Would Trump? He’s already said he would not accept the result of an election where he loses. Repeatedly. This strip is disgraceful.

  8. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    The US Supreme Court intervened after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a selective recount in Gore counties; with the goal being weaning enough votes to give Gore a statewide victory. It was clear enough that the Florida court was trying change the outcome of the vote.

  9. john spence

    john spence said, about 6 hours ago

    You STILL support Trunp?

  10. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago


    In the end, we now know Gore got more votes. The country should have waited though a much more thorough, painstaking, bi-partisan supervised, careful recount. The process was gamed and ultimately decided by the Republicans…with a disastrous consequence give W’s willful ignorance of the Middle East.

  11. Slammer

    Slammer said, about 6 hours ago

    So what if Trump does not concede. It makes no difference in the results. Shame on the mass media for trying to scare the ignorant.

  12. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 6 hours ago


    That would matter only if Gore had, indeed, gotten more legitimate votes. Is that what they were afraid of? Thomas, appointed by Bush Senior, should have recused himself over this conflict of interest (and others, but that’s another story).

  13. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, about 4 hours ago

    Gore reportedly said, “Bill Clinton sacrificed me upon the altar of gun control.”

  14. Baslim the beggar

    Baslim the beggar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago


    You are correct. In the end, it requires a congressional vote to declare who is president. And that is supposed to be based on the Electoral College results, if a candidate wins a majority of the EC. If that is not true, then things could get ugly.


    Pursuant to the Twelfth Amendment, the House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately to vote for president if no candidate for president receives a majority of the electoral votes (since 1964, 270 of the 538 electoral votes).

    In this event, the House of Representatives is limited to choosing from among the three candidates who received the most electoral votes. Each state delegation votes en bloc – each delegation having a single vote; the District of Columbia does not receive a vote. A candidate must receive an absolute majority of state delegation votes (i.e., at present, a minimum of 26 votes) in order for that candidate to become the President-elect. Additionally, delegations from at least two-thirds of all the states must be present for voting to take place. The House continues balloting until it elects a president.


  15. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago


    A lot of times when I see a Payne cartoon, I only have one question:

    What did you learn at Princeton?

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