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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Power Loons Translated

posted by Jazz at 1/12/2005 08:55:00 PM

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The kids at Power Line makes some very good points about the electoral process in America. It obviously had a few typos, but they're busy guys. I'll go ahead and make the corrections here and join with them in calling for reform on an issue that will affect all of us.

Electoral fraud. It is a grave and growing threat to our democracy. Major elections have turned on it, and it is only a matter of time until voter fraud precipitates a constitutional crisis. Consider what is happening now in Washington. Christine Gregoire was sworn in as Governor today, but a legal challenge to her "victory" is pending. It appears reasonably clear that the Democrats stole that race Republicans tried to steal that race like they have several others, and they will probably get away with it they nearly got away with it. Al Gore George Bush tried to steal the Presidency in 2000, and nearly succeeded, with the aid of a grotesquely partisan majority of the Florida Supreme Court, which issued one of the most absurd decisions in the history of litigation, lacking even a fig leaf of legal coherence.

It seems to me that we have two choices: upgrade our electoral system and guard its integrity with at least the fervor that we bring to preventing, say, underage drinking, or face the inevitable crisis when it comes.


Well done, Power Loons. Somebody needed to take this up.