Skip to comments.Judge Asked to Toss Ohio Vote Challenge
Posted on 01/04/2005 12:02:31 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One voter didn't see any signs of fraud on Election Day but was suspicious of the results. Another was surprised by long lines in her suburban city, where voting was always quick in the past.
Others were angered by having to wait hours to vote in black neighborhoods. Some left in frustration without casting their ballots.
In all, 37 voters in this swing state are challenging President Bush's Nov. 2 victory over Democratic Sen. John Kerry. They want Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to set aside the election results.
Bush's re-election campaign responded Monday with its own court filing, saying the challenge resembled "a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie."
The filing came the same day that the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally in Columbus to support the challenge and urge the U.S. Senate to debate Ohio's results on Thursday when Congress is in joint session.
It is not known when the chief justice might rule. Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, however, said there is no reason to prolong the election.
"Jesse Jackson can complain, grand stand, whine, stamp his feet all he wants," Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo said. "It's not going to change the results of Ohio's election or how voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2."
Mark Lomax, a 25-year-old Columbus resident, stood in line 3 1/2 hours on Election Day.
"In 2000, if Al Gore had just held on and fought to the bitter end, he would have been president," said Lomax, who is black. "I kind of have the same feeling now whether or not you like John Kerry, that's not the issue. It's just that your vote counts."
Bob Fitrakis, one of the lawyers who filed the challenge, said if Moyer's decision comes after Thursday's official tally by Congress, it likely wouldn't have any effect on the outcome of the presidential election. But any ruling favorable to the challengers regardless of when would bolster their efforts to improve voting law, he said.
Bitter? Did someone say bitter?
The key word here is poorly.
There is zero evidence of fraud from the Republican side.
Bizarre non sequitur. How am I supposed to respond? "OHHH, well if he's BLACK, then his views carry more weight"?
Appending "who is black" - apropos of nothing - to a quoted person's name (because "the readers need to know that he's black so that they can interpret his words accordingly", presumably?) seems like the type of newspaper policy you might expect in the South 2-3 generations ago. Truly, with PC idiocy, things have come full circle.
Oh, I think it's the issue. And most Americans don't like John Kerry. So there.
why do people post pictures of people--to show color, mostly.
Democrats: operating with a complete absence of facts.
This has got DUmmie written all over it.
The Ohio Election Black Box Conspiracy Nuts At It Again! Film At 11.
I heard Jesse Jackson in Ohio saying that - in essence - since Perry County was certifying a tally that had more total than voters (don't know if it's true, I'm not from that county), that the Republicans were cheating (since the election is being certified by a Republican)
It seems like the play book goes something like this...
1) Enter fraudulent cheat votes
2)If you win, say nothing
3)If you lose, then say it must be the Republican certifiers who are responsible for the "over vote" and thus guilty of fraud.