Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Election Night 2004

Hanging chads

Red states, blue states, 527s, negative campaigning, hanging chads ... it's time again for the annual election of the Officers and Board of Directors of the Boylston Chess Club.

Tonight the Championship and Hauppturnier take a hiatus to make way for the club's annual meeting. In point of fact, elections at the BCC are not generally reflective of American democracy; instead they tend to exhibit attributes more commonly found in countries like:

  • China - There is only one candidate running for each office and they are all voted in by acclamation.

  • Iraq or Afghanistan - After significant begging and cajoling a member agrees to accept a nomination for a key role. After being voted in the membership focuses its attention on killing him.


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