One advantage of Democrats winning last week's elections is that we've been
spared all the complaints about "stolen" elections. Well, almost all
of them. In Florida's 13th District, vacated by Rep. Katherine Harris for her
ill-starred Senate run, Republican Vern Buchanan eked out a victory by about
400 votes. Angry Left teen idol Markos "Kos" Moulitsas is crying foul:
Down in Florida, an epic battle is brewing over the electronic Diebold voting
machines that ate 18,000 votes for Democrat Christine Jennings in FL-13 and
cost her the election.
Not only is an expensive recount in the cards, but campaign and DCCC [Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee] lawyers are flocking down, demanding the
state freeze the machines for inspection.
These are the opening salvos in what will be the battle to end Diebold.
But only 36 people have given via our Blue Majority Act Blue page for the
legal battles ahead.
To put it bluntly, to anyone who has ever complained about Diebold, this
is your chance to put your money where your mouth is. No more talk needed.
No more advocacy needed. This is a real-world, legal frontal assault on those
electronic voting machines.
If we win this battle, you'll be able to kiss Diebold goodbye.
Update: No one will confirm, but word is that the DCCC and the Jennings
campaign are considering suing for a brand new election.
Update II: Machines in FL-13 were made by ES&S. Same difference.
"Same difference"? ES&S is Election Systems & Software Inc.,
a Diebold competitor. This really makes the Puffington Host look stupid.
You notice a pattern here? If a democrat loses ANY election close, it's stolen. In the senate, there were races as close as 7k votes and 4k votes, but the democrats won, so no stolen elections. There were some close house races that the dems won, no steals. If people are as stupid as Kos thinks, then maybe we need to look at something new, maybe the voting booths should only have democrats on them so we don't have to worry about this type of problem anymore (heh).
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