WWW Opinion Times

Monday, December 06, 2004

The Last Gasp of Losers

The Washington Post reports a move by angry Democrats and third party candidates--who have a stake in publicity--to invalidate the result of the Ohio presidential vote. They plan to take their challenge all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court.

A previous attempt in Florida in the 2000 presidential election proved fruitless when it reached the US Supreme Court after the Florida Supreme Court called for a statewide recount. That was with less than 1000 votes separating the presidential candidates George Bush and Al Gore. The difference in Ohio between John Kerry and George Bush is nearly 120,000.

The only hope--if you can call it that--for those who want to change the results in Ohio is to overturn the election. A recount is a fool's errand. It is statistically impossible for Kerry to find the votes he needs to win. And judges will have to find rampant fraud on the part of the Bush campaign and state Republicans to overturn the results.

Fortunately these actions are taking place under the radar this year and not in the media as in 2000.