Can you imagine how incompetent an election official must be to set up polling stations that result in eight hour lines?
That's a full work day.
That's what happened in Ohio.
Where, again, the official in charge of elections (Kenneth Blackwell) is a partisan Bush supporter.
And I understand those eight-hour lines were all in Democratic precincts.
Republican voters didn't have to wait in line for eight hours.
Democratic voters did.
And some Members of Congress, led by John Conyers, ranking Democratic Member of the House Judiciary Committee, are challenging the certification of Ohio's electoral votes.
They need one Senator to join them in order the challenge to heard and debated by the Congress.
This site has the scoop.
Now I can just hear all the liberals rolling their establishment eyeballs and muttering something like "come come, DJW, don't be such a fringe element type of guy. Just let it go. Don't engage in conspiracy theories. If you ask a Senator to challenge the results -- when we know the GOP-majority will reject the challenge -- why, we'd *look bad* and we'd appear to be *sore losers*"
Can't you hear that?
And I say to that: give me a break.
Did the House Republicans in 1998 say "gee, if we impeach President Clinton, we'll look bad, and we know we don't have the votes in the Senate to convict him, so we'd best not raise a fuss." Hell no! They did what they believed in! It's about time we did the same.
We believe there is grounds for debate to challenge the Ohio results.
So let's debate it in Congress!
Object to the certification and start the debate!
Dick Durbin, step it up!
And can Barack Obama bring a challenge? I think he gets inaugurated on the 4th of January. If so, step it up! Let's have a debate!
The House Members need one Senator to bring a challenge.
Remember in Farenheit 9/11 (confession: haven't seen it; this is hearsay) the part when the House Members discussed how they needed one Senator to join them in challenging the certification of the Florida 2000 electoral votes -- you know, the ones where the press recount clearly showed that more people intended to vote for Gore than Bush?
And no Senator would join in the challenge.
Well, Dick Durbin and Barack Obama, step it up!
If the truthout.org site is correct and Congressman Conyers is going to continue his vigorous and necessary investigation into the Ohio irregularities -- read here to get familiar with them -- by objecting to the Ohio certification, then I expect a Democratic Senator from Blue America not to get scared of a Congressional debate on the Ohio election and how the establishment media might react by joining in the objection.