Monkey business in Ohio

See Josh Marshall — the Republicans are using lawsuits to force polls to close.

Across the board the story is the same in Ohio, a lawsuit strategy from Republicans is causing delays and shutdowns in precincts that remained open to allow people who were already in line to vote. Lawsuits create delays; folks leave.

Very depressing. It seemed all day that the “challengers” were being gentlemanly, but now they’re baring their teeth. Just as in Florida 2000, they’ve learned that when you can’t win with the people’s votes, turn to the courts.

The Discussion: 13 Comments

Bush wins. It’s a win for american nationalism. Democrats’re just not patriotic enough.

November 2, 2004 @ 9:37 pm | Comment

Achtung! The votes aren’t all in yet, but it looks like another 4 years of B ush. 96% of Florida is reporting in right now and Kerry is behind by nearly 300k votes there. Ohio not sure on, but I don’t think Kerry can win without Florida. By the way Richard, are you game for some good old fashioned seditious rioting?

November 2, 2004 @ 9:41 pm | Comment

Playing dirty tricks to prevent people from voting. How patriotic!

November 2, 2004 @ 10:15 pm | Comment

It’s almost officially over. Looks like the electoral college map will show Bush 274 Kerry 264. I was really kind of hoping New Mexico would be won by kerry, making it a 269/269 split. Ripe for some sort of civil war, but alas, Bush has a fairly comfortable lead in that state.

November 2, 2004 @ 10:19 pm | Comment

Oh, not again:

“we lost, because it wasn’t fair.”

One thing is for certain, whatever the final electoral college vote, win or lose for either candidate, Bush has clearly won more votes than Kerry nationwide … and considering how much democrats whined the last time about the fact that Bush won despite getting fewer nationwide votes than Gore … well, any Democrats who want to claim victory under these circumstances should hang their heads in shame.

Oops. Sorry. I keep forgetting. Anything goes to defeat “the forces of darkness.” And the fact that the Republicans have armies of lawyers ready to fight for their cause clearly proves that they are evil, while the fact that the Democrats have armies of lawyers ready to fight for their cause clearly proves that they are the saintly messengers of light. Sorry, I keep forgetting to close one eye.

November 3, 2004 @ 3:30 am | Comment

To jack and other Bush suckers:

Congratulate to all of you should Bush wins, i guess all the conservatives like your out there are in great joy, thats great. But out there along the Afghan-Pakistani borders, the head of religious fascism and hatred, Osama bin Laden is sharing your joys. Four more years of Bush would mean lots of fuel to propagate anti-US sentiments across the world as Bush continues his international autocracy in diplomacy, his continual support for Arab and Central Asian despots would get him loads of terrorist recruits. Last but not least, Bush’s reelection would help Osama to stay alive at least another four years since he failed to kill or capture him three years ago. Isn’t the Bush victory worth celebrating for Osama and his Islamic fascist movement?

November 3, 2004 @ 4:24 am | Comment


Just trying to remind one that Bush and the Republican Party do not represent nationalism. It was a shock to me that being educated in the West and being a Westerner, you seem to have problem seprating country and the ruling elite. Opposition to your leader does not automate to being unpatriotic. All your statements about being patriotic equals to supporting Bush reminds me of the same old slogans that Hitler, Mao and Stalin employed: opposition to their rule equals to being a traitor. Its only time before the Republicans thrive on support of people like jack to carry out things like the show trials, the purges and the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” against anti-Bush individuals and citizens. Your statement “Democrats’re just not patriotic enough.” reminds me of Beijing’s ususal rhetoric against political dissidents and pro-democracy movements.

November 3, 2004 @ 4:34 am | Comment

Comparing with other countries, I think Americans are very luck to have such a hard choice. At least they can make sure whoever they voted for really believes he will make the country better,safer,greater; and is trying his best to do it.

It’s actually pretty enviable from an outsider’s point of view.

November 3, 2004 @ 4:55 am | Comment

OOPS should be very “Lucky”

November 3, 2004 @ 5:04 am | Comment

Lucky? really? Everytime my fren saw my attitude towards Bush, they asked :’so you gonna go for kerry eh?’ And i dont even feel right about that. I have to choose between someone who is a war monger and another one who vote for the patriot act. If the world is ideal, i would love to vote for Michael Badnarik, and i know most of us wanted to. But if we do so, Bush will win this one. Smth is wrong with this country.

November 3, 2004 @ 6:55 am | Comment

I just hope by the time that the draft rolls around that I won’t be eligible. ๐Ÿ™

November 3, 2004 @ 7:12 am | Comment

I’m pretty ignorant in terms of politics , who is this Michael Badnarik by the way?

November 3, 2004 @ 7:32 am | Comment

Well, concidering the fact that no Reps ever voted for a draft, but the Dems were, you shouldn’t have to worry, should you?

November 3, 2004 @ 7:59 am | Comment

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