Wednesday, November 10, 2004


That nagging feeling about the vote

Until now, we've hoped that the story about voting irregularities would take a distinct turn, one way or the other. That would have made it a lot simple to take a position on whether there indeed was something nefarious going on.

Honestly, we think it's probably not rational to believe - based on anything we've seen so far, warts and all - that anyone will find enough Kerry votes in Ohio to overturn the outcome. And, clearly, we are not the first among Kerry supporters to say that.

On the other hand, there are enough disconcerting stories still alive that someone(s), including a lot of the Dems on the election boards, better start providing a better explanation than what's been offered so far. And the reporting sure as hell better get sharper, too. Maybe it's our scientific background, but the apparent lack of desire by elections officials from both parties to determine 1) the root cause of these problems, and 2) why the testing system failed to identify the problems either before Nov. 2 or during the reporting that evening, is mind-boggling.

Here is what still sticks in our craw:
So, we're willing to consider conceding that Kerry lost. But, as long as the explanations are of such piss-poor quality, we think we'll hold off just for spite.


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