January 05, 2005

Olberman: At least SIX Senators will challenge Ohio Electoral vote

The Electoral College votes are set to be certified before Congress tomorrow, but don't count on that to happen.

US Congress-critter John Conyers (Moonbat-MI) is seeking to challenge the results of the vote in the state of Ohio, and he's getting plenty of folks to line up behind him, according to MSNBC's Keith Olberman.

it appeared all but certain in early evening Wednesday that House Democrats had secured the support of up to half a dozen Senators to formally challenge the Electoral College slate from Ohio, when the votes are opened before a joint session of Congress tomorrow. Congressional sources tell this reporter that the house half of the written objection — which has the declared support of more than a dozen Representatives — is expected to be signed by Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio. Republican leadership expects the Senate signatory to be Barbara Boxer of California, but this has not yet been formalized. The Majority is also worried about the possible absence of many of its members in both houses, and the prospect that a quorum might not be achieved, leading the process into uncharted, albeit not very threatening, constitutional grounds. There is a mathematical, if not practical, chance that the ratification of the Electoral College vote could be delayed past tomorrow. As it is, a written challenge would require the joint session to suspend for several hours, during which the Senate and the House would meet separately and debate the merits of the objection.
Apparently Barbara Boxer (Moonbat-CA) is leading the charge on the Senate side of the Hill, and will do her level best to get the charges to stick.

This is what you call a last minute "Hail Mary" to try to overturn the Presidential Election.

Of course, when you stop and ask them about states where the margin of victory was much closer than Ohio -- New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, even Pennsylvania, as examples -- they have nothing to say.

Why? Because Ohio is where they have concentrated their efforts; Ohio has enough electoral votes to overturn the election if they can pull this off.

(More coverage from Wizbang & others)

Posted by mhking at January 5, 2005 09:09 PM

If New York's 31 EV's get counted tomorrow as going to "John L. Kerry," Ohio's 20 still won't give John F. Kerry the victory.

Posted by: McGehee at January 5, 2005 09:20 PM

If this happens, I hope every one of the senators and representatives who challenges is held accountable by the voters.

Posted by: BobG at January 6, 2005 08:44 AM

It would be nice if the Republicans displayed a little backbone and called these idiots out. Don't count on it.

Mrs. Boxer has to be one of the least intelligent people that I have ever seen. It's so bad, it hurts to hear her speak.

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at January 6, 2005 02:05 PM

Oh yeah, since Democrats won New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the vote must be legite. That's the very defination of legitimacy, my party winning the election.

Posted by: BigFire at January 7, 2005 11:10 AM
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