Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Monday, December 06, 2004

Ohio is certifiable

So according to this AP story in the New York Times website, two major challenges are expected to unfold today as Ohio Sec. of State Ken "Do you really have to identify him as Sec of State anymore" Blackwell certifies the state's final presidential election results.

Blackwell's declaration will have Bush be the winner at about 119,000 votes. The two challenges?

"Lawyers representing voters upset about problems at the polls plan to contest the results with the Ohio Supreme Court, citing documented cases of long lines, a shortage of machines and a pattern of problems in predominantly black neighborhoods.

In addition, third party candidates, bolstered by a favorable federal court ruling, plan to file requests for a recount in each of Ohio's 88 counties. About 400 people rallied at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Saturday to demand a recount begin immediately.

Read the rest of it.