I guess the grand strategy of the Democrats is to create so much hostility and suspicion regarding this election that any outcome that does not lead to a Kerry victory will be unsatisfactory. Step one is the pre-emptive lawsuit. How does this work?
Simple- just file a lawsuit challenging every single law regarding the conduct of elections, and for extra flavor, claim racism as your basis on each one:
Democrats in Florida already are pursuing nine election-related lawsuits, accusing state election officials of conspiring to disenfranchise minority voters.
Led by the Florida Democratic Party, the People for the American Way, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the AFL-CIO, the lawsuits target, among others, Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood, who was appointed by Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, President Bush’s brother.
The suits say Republican officials refused to count provisional ballots, improperly disqualified incomplete voter registrations, established overly restrictive rules to disproportionately hurt minority voters and actively sought to disenfranchise blacks.
Matt Miller, a spokesman for the Kerry campaign, said Republicans are “trying to scare people away from the polls.”
But Mrs. Hood’s spokesman, Alia Faraj, described the lawsuits as politically motivated, saying they were eroding public confidence in the election process by challenging “every single law we are following.”
One suit challenges a ruling by Mrs. Hood to throw out forms on which new voters had failed to check a box indicating whether they were U.S. citizens, and another argued that although only 17 percent of the voters in Broward County and 20 percent in Miami-Dade County were black, more than a third of the voter-registration forms that were determined to be incomplete and invalid in both counties involved black voters.
Assholes. The clear intent is to subvert the election process- and no matter how fair the election is, to claim it invalid. The last few days have made me change my mind. I am starting to almost hope Kerry wins so I can be an irresponsible flamethrowing asshole like the Democrats have been. It has to be liberating. You can say anything, charge your opponent with anything, and never have to be burdened with providing evidence, nor do they seem to have problems with their collective consciences.