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Re-Vote Ohio, Re-Vote Washington


So what do we know about Washington and Ohio? From what I can see it’s a junky mess on both sides. Let’s cut this down to the bare bones though and take a look at how ridiculous the two major parties are handling this situation. To do this let’s take a look at a few similarities and differences.

Same In Both:
  • Precincts with more votes than registered voters.
  • Botched up recounts.
  • Provisional ballot problems out the wazoo.
  • An ugly lack of true journalistic coverage of the situation.
  • A lack of faith in the validity of the final outcome even though one has been decided.
Different In Each:
  • In Ohio the Republicans say they don't need another re-count, let alone a re-vote. Their candidate is the winner, clearly.
  • In Washington the Democrats say they don't need another re-count, let alone a re-vote. Their candidate is the winner, clearly.
So what is the moral of this story? Re-vote Ohio and Washington. Give these states clear ballots, clear rules, and let everyone watch. Both parties stop your complaining and help us fix this.

Posted by Adam Ducker at January 3, 2005 10:16 PM