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December 12, 2008

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Charles II

I agree that they have a duty to count every legal ballot cast.

However, we are asking voting systems to be more precise than they possibly can be. My preference would be to have a new election.

Buck Naked Politics

Charles,

How are you?

The article seems to indicate that the state canvassing board actually has the improperly rejected ballots on hand.

If that's the case, what's so complicated about simply counting them?

Charles II

Doing fine, BNP. Hope all is well with you, too.

There's no problem with counting them. But we would not use a yardstick to measure a needle's width or a bathroom scale to weigh a butterfly. That's what Minnesota is trying to do.

As is often the case with political issues, perception matters. The election was close enough that it will always be disputed. The absentees at most will make the margin a few hundred out of millions of votes cast. Senator Potemkin, misleader that he is, has managed to undercut the legitimacy of the count. People need to know, for sure, that the guy who serves is the guy who got the most votes, even if it happens to be the corrupt, lying little randy weasel. In my opinion, it's better to have a runoff rather than doubt.

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