Santa Barbara, CA - Former President Ronald Reagan has requested
a recount in the 1984 Minnesota presidential election. Minnesota,
the home state of Walter Mondale, was the only state lost by Reagan
in his landslide victory for the presidency.
President Reagan said, "Losing Minnesota by less
than 4,000 votes has always bothered me. I mean the damn
Fritz said he was going to raise taxes. I can't believe that
anyone would've voted for him. Where am I?"
Minneapolis resident, Quincy Williams agrees, "Sixteen years
later and I'm still being teased mercilessly by friends in Wisconsin
and Iowa. The only way to stop this would be to have a recount. The
honor of the people of the great state of Minnesota must be defended. Do
we want to be remembered as the only state that loser won."
Minnesotan Ted Svenson said, "I remember some voter irregularities
at the time. I thought I voted for Lyndon LaRouche, but it
was pretty confusing so I could've marked Walter Mondale instead. I
think a manual recount is justified."
Loser of the election Walter Mondale fully supports the recount, "I
can't be humiliated any more than I already was. I would like
to at least go down in history for something. I don't want
my legacy to be: The Man Who Couldn't Even Lose Every State."
Some Republicans object to the recount saying that Mondale is just
trying to win the coveted "Loser of the Century" award,
and losing all 50 states would definitely clinch a victory over the
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