Election 2000 -- The Early Returns Are In
by Randall L. Whipkey
This year, the five logger residents of Camp 98 North decided to be
first in the nation to cast their votes in Election 2000, so all
five filled out ballots ready to be counted at 12:00:01 a. m. next
Tuesday. Of course, each knows how the others voted, since the
campaign has been a topic of intense debate among the five. From
the results below, can you tabulate the earliest returns of Election
2000 by determining each Camp 98 North voter's full name and job and
for whom he cast his ballot?
- Camp 98 North residents Doc, Ventura, and the truck driver all
voted for the same candidate, while Wes and the sawyer cast
their ballots for his opponent.
- Hoover voted for Vice Pres. Gush.
- Red, who isn't Luzinski, observes that the election isn't
about the lesser of two evils but about the "evil of two
- Doc and the bulldozer operator agree that Bore and Gush are
about equal on Defense issues.
- Angstrom, who isn't Luke, and the truck driver are the only two
of the five loggers who watched every minute of the four debates.
- Luzinski and the foreman cast opposing ballots, each insisting
that the person he voted for is best for the environment.
- Bob, the camp's bulldozer operator, and the sawyer all three
are registered as independents.
- Red and the mechanic disagree on which candidate is tougher on
crime, so one of them voted for Bore and the other for Gush.
- Wes, who isn't the camp foreman, maintains he would have voted
for Ralph Nada had the third-party candidate any chance of
winning Election 2000.
- Luke and Luzinski, who isn't the bulldozer operator, think neither
candidate's gun control initiatives will curb violence.
- Bob and McHale will count the votes when the ballot box is
opened on Tuesday.
Logic Problem Solution
CRpuzzles.com. Copyright © 2000-2007 by Calvin J. Hamilton
& Randall L. Whipkey. All rights reserved.