Tuesday, July 18, 2006

CA-50 Vote Fraud

This is a story that won't quite die. Brad's Blog and Raw Story are working hard to keep it alive. I think the battle is worth fighting regarding stolen elections, but I don't think there is even smoke in the CA-50, let alone any fire.

San Diego County Democratic chairman, Jess Durfee, took his concerns before the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. That was a brilliant move, considering that it would be hard to find a more right wing group of Republicans any where in the country than the San Diego supes.

Durfee suggested that it would be a good idea for the supervisors to look into the election:
"We want the Board of Supervisors to hear the public's concerns about the way our elections are conducted in San Diego," Durfee said."The growing crisis of confidence about election integrity will continue to undermine the democratic process until serious actions are taken to protect the vote," he said. "The voters in San Diego County have a right to know that our elections are properly managed, fair and legal."
Bill Horn, a far right Republican supervisor spoke for the entire board when he said:
"We don't have a problem," Horn said in a phone interview. "I don't want to fix something that is not a problem."
County Registrar of Voters, Mikel Haas, has asked Katherine Harris to act as a consultant to his operation to help him reassure voters that everything was above board in the CA-50 special election.

Sadly, all this noise doesn't help the Busby campaign. In fact, it makes Democrats look like whiners yet again. If you don't think that is true, read the comments in the NC Times story referenced above.

Beyond the whining, is the fact that every dollar spent on the recount is a dollar that won't go to the Busby campaign or another Democrat in a tight race. Instead the money will go to a fool's errand.