Don't Hesitate, Litigate!
It ain't over 'til it's over! Bush certainly won the popular vote, and it is looking very likely that he will carry the Electoral College as well.
A short while ago, the Kerry Campaign came on and stated that they will make every vote be counted. Odd, I thought they were being counted, and Bush has won with 51% of the popular vote. Current score is: 55,527,025 for Bush; 51,740,035 for Kerry. That's several million votes, not even near as close as the 2000 election between Bush and Gore was.
This also conflicts iwth statements that kerry made earlier this year that this time the man with the most votes will go to the White House. Apparently, he is going back on that pledge. Not surprising.
Meanwhile, on Fox News, they are reporting that the only voter intimidation to take place was AGAINST Bush supporters. Hmmm.
We didn't carry Minesota and I am very disappointed by that. 86% of precincts reporting as of the latest reports available, Bush has 1,195,706 and Kerry has 1,294,808 votes. Bush has a 100,000 vote deficit. There is no way that he'll make up that deficit and carry Minnesota. :-(
We tried, and worked very hard. I know that many of the folks who worked the campaign are upset by the loss, as many of them put in not only many long hours, but also their heart and soul.
On another Minnesota front, my friend, Pat Garofalo has pulled an easy victory fo the Minnesota State House Seat 36B, with 62% of the vote. Congratulations Pat!
Two hard fought Congressional Campaigns ended with victory for both Kennedy and Kline. :-) This is especially good since John Kline is not only my Congressman, but a very fine legislator. One of the best, in fact.
Ohio is a state that the Kerry Campaign intends to contest, inspite of the fact they have a deficit of 145,000 votes, with 99% of precincts reporting.
Also on the Ohio ballot was an amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and this amendment was adopted with a vote of 3,203,268 for and 1,985,433, again with 99% of precincts reporting.
Iowa is close, with Bush in the lead by about 14,000 votes. It's close, and 99% of precincts in, it looks like this will go to Bush. :-)
Dubya wins quite handily in South Dakota, and John Thune defeats Tom Daschle with a 2% margin. This is with 98% of precincts reporting. At the Minesota Republican party in Minnetonka, the crowd roared with cheers at this great victory.
It's late, so I think it is time to wrap this up. More in the morning, and pictures from the party will be coming.