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April 11th, 2005 8:55 am
Democrats Still Shopping for a Reason They Lost…

Here he comes again. Jumping on the worn-out 2000 bandwagon, John Kerry is taking pages from the Al Gore book on lost elections. In what appears to be an exact replay of the post-2000 election, Kerry is talking up the reasons he lost… and none of them have to do with America’s preference for his opponent.

“Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated,” the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters.

I was in Philadelphia on election day, I saw the intimidation… but it wasn’t against Democrats. I was working in Wards 23 and 42. In Ward 42, one of the polling locations opened with around 1,200 votes for John Kerry already logged on the machine! The official results from those two Wards were:

Ward 23
Kerry - 6,868 (80%)
Bush - 1,699 (20%)

Ward 42
Kerry - 8,237 (84%)
Bush - 1,593 (16%)

Tactics used by Kerry supporters at these two locations alone consisted of standing at the entrance of the polling location and videotaping, entering the polling location without the proper credentials, announcing to the crowd that my presence at the location was for the sole purpose of harrassing minorities and disenfranchising Democrats, stealing a list of fraudulent Democrat voter registrations from our poll watchers so they couldn’t identify those trying to vote illegally, and allowing voters to cast both provisional ballots and machine ballots. Are those the things that Democrats define as the “right to vote”?

Apparently, other Republicans were disenfranchised in Chicago, according to a personal account.

I agree the national election process needs some cleaning up… but it’s certainly on both sides of the aisle.

Kerry also cited examples Sunday of how people were duped into not voting. “Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you’ve ever had a parking ticket, you’re not allowed to vote,” he said.

Once again, Democrats resort to the defense of “our supporters are too stupid to know better”. It didn’t work in 2000 either. Although it is funny to see the elitists in the Democratic party accuse their supporters of being morons and thereby costing them a chance at power. Of course, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November became the official presidential election date… in 1845! So if someone waited until Wednesday, maybe the moron label is appropriate.

Update: John Kerry’s rant about the leaflets may have come from his being fooled by a satirical article in The Onion. (Hat tip: Michelle) Now that’s funny.

At the end of the day, no matter how much the Democrats whine, lie, cheat and try to steal, Americans just aren’t satisfied with the liberal agenda. At the end of the day, the better man won, despite the coordinated efforts of the Democrats, their 527 groups and Mainstream Media.

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