Nam June Paik inserted “V”s and spirals into the article “Florida Declares Bush’s Victory” in The Korea Times, dated November 28th, 2000. The neck-and-neck race of the presidential election of George W. Bush and Al Gore, which depended on the result of votes in Florida, was being called off. As the voting system using a punch card caused a problem with counting, the votes were counted manually. When the counting continued for over a month the Supreme Court set a deadline, by which Bush won the election by 537 votes. Although the newspaper says Gore did not accept the result, later he came to concede his defeat in the end. This was regarded as a good political example to respect the process of democracy in spite of an unjust situation. A label attached to the top of the newspaper addressed to Paik shows that he received Korean newspapers by post.
Nam June Paik
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