<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Election fraud update

Monday, November 22, 2004

Election fraud update

Two encouraging tidbits from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240):

• Despite appearances, John Kerry's presidential campaign hasn't rolled over and died on the issue of election fraud. The North County News of Westchester, New York, reports that “A top-ranking official with Democratic Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign [said] that although unlikely, there is a recount effort being waged that could unseat Republican President George Bush.” The paper quotes Kerry spokesman David Wade as saying: “We have 17,000 lawyers working on this, and the grassroots accountability couldn’t be any higher - no (irregularity) will go unchecked. Period.”

• There may be more time than we thought to determine whether Ohio's or Florida's votes were rigged. Although the Electoral College casts its official votes for president on December 13, their votes are not opened by Congress until January 6. If there are controversies, such as the disclosure that a state actually went for Kerry instead of Bush, members of Congress can challenge the Electoral College's vote. It requires a written objection from one House member and one senator. Once that objection is raised, the joint meeting of the two houses is discontinued. Then both houses separate again and they vote as to whether to accept the electoral votes from that state.

We're not trying to get anyone's hopes up, but it appears that there is at least still a chance...


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