Hand count unfair, unequal

Regarding the re-re-counting of ballots in Florida , the Democrats keep talking about being fair and letting the people’s voice be heard. But how do they define fair, and which people’s voice do they want us to listen to, anyway? Right now the ballots from Broward County and three other counties are being counted by hand, all to find those hidden chads that supposedly cheated people out of their votes. Even if we assume that the hand-counters are being consistent (which they cannot possibly be) and impartial, what about all the ballots from other Florida counties and their semi-detached chads? Do their votes not count? They don’t in the Democrats’ eyes. If one assumes on a statistical basis that the same percentage of ballots with partially punched spaces will occur in Broward county as in other counties, then the decision to have hand counts only in Democrat counties is far from fair. It is unequal treatment. It is saying that Democrats’ votes are more important than Republicans’ or Independents’?

Al Gore reminds me of my 3-year-old son who, when playing a game involving a spinner, will often spin the dial multiple times until he gets the result he wants. Gore and his coterie will continue to spin the ballot-counting dial until they get the result they want.

Mountlake Terrace

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