I stayed up most the night, just hoping that Kerry would have the grace and good sense to put the country before himself.
He did not.
I find it rather like a child — while playing Candyland — cheats, lies and fusses their way through the entire game. When they don’t win, they claim someone cheated and that they really won.
Logic and mathematics stand in the way of any hope of Kerry even pulling even in Ohio. Not only would every “provisional” ballot have to be accepted, but every one would have to be a vote for Kerry. This is not going to happen.
A provisional ballot is a ballot given to a voter whose name is not found on the voter roll or whose ballot was contested. These ballots are put aside and evaluated at a later date. In Ohio, that timeline is 10 days. The assumption from the left is that these are “disenfranchised” voters, whose votes will inevitably go for Kerry but were illegally repressed by Republicans. This isn’t the case, nor provable. Most likely, only 25% of those ballots will be valid. If there are 240,000 ballots, that would be 60,000 valid votes. Let’s bump it up to an unimaginable 50% of those ballots being counted. That would be 120,000 votes. Every single one of those would have to be a Kerry vote; and at that, it doesn’t cover the 136,221 lead that Bush has in state.
This is an exercise in selfishness. Is it worth this?