Liberals’ unsettling distrust of honest elections

22 Feb

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

By Tom Quiner

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Comedian Al Franken won his Senatorial race by 312 votes out of over 2.8 million votes cast.

That 2008 election proved that every single vote counts.

The 2000 presidential election came down to the state of Florida. Whoever won the Sunshine State’s 25 electoral votes would become president.

Out of nearly six million votes cast, George W. Bush won by only 537 hotly-contested votes. The vote was so tight, and the recounts so inconclusive, that legal challenges were filed by the Gore campaign. It went all the way to the Supreme Court who decided on the slim tally that favored Bush.

More than any election, the 2000 presidential election proved that every single vote counts.

In a country that is pretty evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, the power of a single vote looms large. That is why a vast majority of Americans support voter ID laws…

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