Africa: As the U.S. Finalizes Results from Election-to-Repair-Democracy, Africa Watches Too

[Bridges Institute] Washington, DC — "Since the election results are so close, why can't Bill Clinton just stay in office?" asked Comfort, one of the USAID local staff in Kampala, Uganda. It was December 12, 2000, and the world was transfixed by Bush v Gore. I explained that the U.S. would have a new president on January 20, 2001, at 12:00 noon, as stipulated in the Constitution, adding that Americans had faith in the electoral process and the discipline to wait until the Florida recount was complete.Read the Original Article