Skip to comments.Lawyers gird for possible recounts
Posted on 10/29/2012 2:53:30 AM PDT by markomalley
As the frenzied race for the White House comes down to the wire, tens of thousands of partisan lawyers are mobilizing under the radar in battleground states, all steeling for one terrifying scenario: a recount that could decide the presidency.
Their objective is to head off a repeat of the Gore-Bush fiasco 12 years ago in which Al Gore won the popular vote and George W. Bush captured the Electoral College and ultimately the presidency.
"They are all bracing for Florida in 2000 -- everyone wants to be in position so as not to be disadvantaged by a court decision in a tie," says Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain's 2008 campaign. "This [is] a preventive strategy. They are largely in search of problems that don't yet exist. It's like the Cold War and nuclear capability. You want to have what the other guy has. "
And that adds up to [a] lot. At least 5,000 lawyers in Florida alone have volunteered to serve as poll watchers for the Obama campaign "voter protection" program on Election Day -- and that's just the Democrats.
There is similar intensity on the Republican side.
"Let's be clear -- there are very large numbers of lawyers already deployed -- and ready to be deployed with hair-trigger swiftness," says Robert Kelner, a GOP election law expert who worked on the Florida recount. "The slightest discrepancy or hint that legitimate voting is being impeded anywhere will prompt an overwhelming legal show of force. Since the Gore-Bush recount, everyone is on very high alert."
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One day these people will go too far.
If Obama is cheating and committing voter fraud now; you can bet he did in 2008 and his other elections.
If Romney wins with out Pennsylvanian, Eww Yuck, And the rest of New Soviet Union err I mean New England why will a recount be needed?
Obama lawyers are girdling?
Send lawyers, guns and money!
That is why it HAS to be a blow out victory
If it is close obama will take it - one way or the other
“Terrifying scenario”, myass.
The ambulance chasers WANT a recount. The legal industry is in the tank for the Kenyan. Not to mention the money involved with all that legal consulting.
Always follow the money.
Thanks to Zero, I hate the phrase....”Lets be clear.” Finger nails on a chalk board.
I don’t expect to have Hussein’s stuttering vengeful “concession” speech delayed any longer than we’ve already been waiting for on the evening of Nov. 6.
I am curious as to why all the hype about a LONG-LASTING storm a week before Election Day, politicizing the weather again. Are the leftist freaks planning to blame it for low Hussein Head turnout?
They won’t accept it if most of the American public gets its head out of its a$$ and votes Republican.
Indeed. This election can’t be close. It can’t be another Fla 2000, or we’re in for a civil war.
Do these “vote-watching’ lawyers get reimbursed by the Democrats or the government?
This is an Eeyore rich thread...”Oh Gawd we can’t win, we have to win by at least 5% to prevent Obama from stealing it, all is lost, they always win...” Next Wednesday we need an outing of all the Concern Trolls,banning and shaming is in order.
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