Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Kerry Loses Again - But By Only 118,457 Votes This Time

It's over. The Ohio recount, not the whining that is.

ABC News is now reporting that the final tally shaved 318 votes from Bush's margin of victory. With the cost of the recount estimated at $1.5M, that comes to over $4,500 per vote. What a great way to spend taxpayer money.
Witnesses who watched workers count ballots by hand and machine said the effort provided assurance that boards were accurately counting ballots.
Of course that doesn't satisfy the like of Jesse Jackson and Bill Moss, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed with the Ohio Supreme Court contesting the outcome.

The completion of the recount will not bring an end to questions surrounding the vote in Ohio.

A group of voters citing fraud have challenged the election results with the Ohio Supreme Court. The voters, supported by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, have cited irregularities including long lines, a shortage of voting machines in minority precincts and problems with computer equipment.

Now it's time for John Kerry to publicly state his confidence in the results and end this nonsense.