Gore Effect Strikes Again: Cooler Weather Foiled Al Gore’s Presidential Bid!

• Gore would have beaten President George W. Bush if global warming was real. If it had been a mere 1.8°F hotter, Gore would be president!

• The hotter it is, the more likely people vote for the incumbent party.

• For every 1.0°C (1.8°F) increase in temperature, voter turnout increases by 0.14%. Florida wasn’t hot enough to push Gore over the finish line!

From ScienceDaily:

Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior.

A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, has uncovered a connection between changes in temperature and voting behavior in the United States of America.

“We found that increases in state-level temperatures from one election to another are related to increases in state-level voter turnout, and increases in votes for the incumbent party,” says Jasper Van Assche, who completed this research in the Department of Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium.

“Voter behavior data from each state was collected for all the U.S. presidential elections from 1960 to 2016 and compared to the difference between maximum temperature on voting day and that of the previous election day,” explains Van Assche. “We found that for every 1.0°C increase in temperature, voter turnout increased by 0.14%.”

The study also revealed that a rise in temperature motivated some citizens to cast their vote for the smaller political parties (Greens, Libertarians, Independents). Counteracting this, was the finding that warmer weather was a stronger motivator for some citizens to vote for the government currently in power.

“Although these effects are rather small compared to the ‘usual suspects’ that predict voting, they might play a role in close races,” says Van Assche.

The study details one such case; the 2000 presidential election. Applying the findings of the study, Van Assche and his co-authors suggest a mere 1.0°C (1.8°F) increase in temperature may have made Al Gore the 43rd U.S. President instead of George W. Bush, as Gore would have won in Florida.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Providing for the fact that Al Bore is a radical enviromentalists who once tolda member of the FFA becuase he was going to move america’s agriculture to 3rd world nations if elected and he was backed by many of america’s most radical Eco-Wackos

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    Amber

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    Gore’s best by date has come and gone . Self dealing hypocrites
    are a dime a dozen . Yeah the earth has a fever . Rant on mad man .

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    David Lewis

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    I don’t have an opinion if Gore would have won with warmer weather. At one time I was active in politics and the president of a club of one the two major parties. You probably can guess which one.

    Right or wrong it was common knowledge that Republicans on the average were more motivated to vote than Democrats. For that reason, the worse the weather, fewer Democrats would come out and vote.

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    JayPee

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    The weather defeated Gore ?
    No, the voters did.
    But the people aren’t supposed to think that such an obvious idiot, alcoholic, imperceptive lout like ” W ” could outsmart such an obvious genius as Gore.

    But…… HE DID !

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Bore is just a sore loser was’nt able to steal the 2000 just a spoiled little brat who writes fake books prodices two fake documentires and writes a putrid poem that only green nutcases like Eco-Wackos like Julia(Butterfly)Hill would wan to hear

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