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October 31, 2005

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Jacob

Quite so.

Anon

Just like the Republicans frothing at the mouth over Clinton back in the 1990s. I think the Demos have good reason to feel that their country was stolen after the manner in which the 2000 election was finally settled (by the SCOTUS).

D. C.

Anon, I agree that the right wing of the GOP did indeed overdo it where President Clinton was concerned.

But as to the 2000 election allegedly being "stolen," you really ought to read the Supreme Court opinion in Bush v. Gore. The Court's constitutional analysis was straightforward: The Florida Supreme Court's ad hoc meddling in the recount process was an unconstitutional denial of equal protection to Florida voters (not) to either of the candidates).

The "money quote" is the last substantive paragraph of the majority opinion:

Seven Justices of the Court agree that there are constitutional problems with the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court that demand a remedy. [Citations omitted.]

The only disagreement is as to the remedy. . . . [R]emanding to the Florida Supreme Court for its ordering of a constitutionally proper contest . . . contemplates action in violation of the Florida election code, and hence could not be part of an "appropriate" order authorized by [Florida statute].

(Extra paragraphing added.) The left-wing claim of election theft is simply unsupportable.

Anon

This is breaking news about the 2004 election. I wouldn't put this type of deceit past the scoundrels occupying the WhiteHouse:

Powerful Government Accountability Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings

The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the Government Accountability Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage.

The government's lead investigative agency is known for its general incorruptibility and its thorough, in-depth analyses. Its concurrence with assertions widely dismissed as "conspiracy theories" adds crucial new weight to the case that Team Bush has no legitimate business being in the White House.

Nearly a year ago, senior Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) asked the GAO to investigate electronic voting machines as they were used during the November 2, 2004 presidential election. The request came amidst widespread complaints in Ohio and elsewhere that often shocking irregularities defined their performance.

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/1529

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