The last time Mercury was Retrograde Station Direct on an election day was in year 2000, when we experienced the chaos surrounding the Gore and Bush election, when the Supreme Court stepped in to take control. – How Mercury retrograde could affect Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Election Day [New York Daily News]

MERCURY RETROGRADE came up last night in the Twitter universe.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell any of you what happened in 2000.

From an astrologer on Huffington Post that came recommended by people who know a lot more about this than I do:

We could very well see a situation similar to the 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George Bush, which was followed by the Florida recount. And guess what? Mercury was retrograde then as well!

…I predict that Barack Obama will be reelected president of the Unites States. Actually, I predicted this on my Facebook page back in December 2010…

[...]However, this Mercury is conjunct Mars and a debilitated Rahu in the sign of Scorpio, which indicates that if Mitt Romney does win, there could be some serious allegations of deception and fraud.

The astrological arts are beyond my expertise, but the thought of another 2000 fills me with dread.