Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Speaking of vote counts...

There's this news from Minnesota. When the House counts the electoral votes for president next month, Kerry will have only 251 votes, instead of the 252 he has been counting on, because one dumb Democrat apparently found the ballot form confusing.
One of the 10 handwritten ballots cast for president carried the name of vice presidential candidate John Edwards (actually spelled "Ewards" on the ballot) rather than Kerry.
It's a wonder he didn't vote for Pat Buchanan. Perhaps we can get some creative counters from Florida or Washington to 'enhance' the ballot so as to reflect the voter's clear intent.

UPDATE: Then there's this:

"It's the symbolism of it, the fact that I am now representing the entire 4th Congressional District and the will of its majority," said elector Matthew Little of Maplewood, an 83-year-old activist and a longtime Minnesota civil rights leader.
Huh? Maine and Nebraska have electors who represent specific CDs, but no other states do. So what on earth is this guy talking about? And out of all the people in Minnesota, the DFL couldn't find 10 people to put up for elector who actually know how it works? What are the odds that this is the same idiot who voted for Ewards?


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