Tuesday, January 18

A final word on the elections

Hopefully (from me at least). Ms Boxer held the House and Senate captive for 2 hours to grandstand about "unfair" voting procedures in Ohio. From Captains Quarters, we find
Captain's Quarters: "The complaints center on Cuyahoga County, of course, where Cleveland voters complained of standing in line for hours due to the lack of voting machines, a side effect of the higher turnout from 2000. However, what Kerry doesn't mention -- again -- is that Cuyahoga County election officials are Democrats, not Republicans. The county goes heavily Democratic in elections at all levels. If anyone screwed Cuyahoga County voters, it's the Democrats who have always promised their minority-bloc voters the moon and delivered below subsistence." Just as in Florida in 2000, the Democrats are up in arms about their own performance. The complain about "difficult" and "confusing" ballots, which were designed by their own committees. And the lack of voting machines and facilities in counties in which it is the Democratic officials setting it up. Captains Quarters has a related post here. One might wonder why Ms Boxer didn't point out those irregularities as well. Oh wait, I forgot there was that unexamined concept that more voters is always better.