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Friday, August 20, 2004

Make Every Vote Count (Unless it's Against Our Guy)!

Just summarizing the story-line, so you don't have to do the surfing.

In 2000 (the year George W. Bush stole the election), Democrats whipped themselves into an insane frenzy over making sure every single vote in Florida was counted. Well, that's not quite right. They actually only wanted recounts in certain heavily Democrat-leaning counties. In addition, they actively sought to disqualify as many military votes as possible, as revealed in a memo that somehow ended up in the hands of a Republican, who quickly gave it to Drudge. Thanks to Cold Fury for the link.

The moral of this story: Count Every Vote simply does not apply to the men and women stationed overseas to make sure we maintain our freedom to (inter alia) vote.

Fast-forward to 2004, to this story, where once again Democrats aren't particularly excited about voters having their voices heard. That's the trouble with freedom, as I've noted elsewhere. If you give a pack of idiots the right to vote, they might go out and vote for the wrong person! Good thing we have Dems to throw legal obstacles in the way of their opponents. Hence the title of Hugh Hewitt's book (which, other than the title, I have not yet read), "If it's Not Close, they Can't Cheat." I should buy that. Oh wait, I'm about to spend hundreds of dollars on law books.