Kerry "determined" to not have 2004 Election "stolen again", Legal Team pre-stationed in FL

dmcowen674

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3-8-2004 Supporter to Kerry "What can you do to prevent them from stealing the election again?"

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - John Kerry is determined not to lose Florida's 27 electoral votes in a swamp of recounts and recriminations this fall, vowing to mount an early legal challenge in any district that might repeat the problems that bedeviled Democratic supporters in 2000.

Responding to a voter who asked, "What can you do to prevent them from stealing the election again?", Kerry, a lawyer and former Massachusetts prosecutor, said his campaign was assembling a legal team to examine districts which had problems.

"We're going to pre-check it, we're going to have the legal team in place. ... We're going to take injunctions where necessary ahead of time. We'll pre-challenge if necessary," the four-term Massachusetts senator said.
 

PELarson

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proactive instead of reactive.

Learning lessons from past mistakes.

Nah... It will never work!
 

CaptnKirk

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"what does it matter, he will lose FL anyway."

How do you figure that ? there are only 2 people in Florida that aren't from the North Atlantic or Cuba
one of them is Bubba Jeb, and the other is not on the ballot.
 

ElFenix

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would be nice if his lawyer team could make floriduh's recount process something that doesn't violate the 14th amendment
 

Mursilis

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
would be nice if his lawyer team could make floriduh's recount process something that doesn't violate the 14th amendment

Like Democrats care about the rule of law. After all, they believe in the 'living' Constitution theory of jurisprudence, in which racism is OK as long as it has a pretty name ('affirmative action'), abortion is a Constitutionally-protected right even if it isn't actually anywhere in text of the document, and lying under oath isn't perjury unless the question at issue is one the witness doesn't mind answering. Oh, and that whole 'enumerated powers' business? The Founding Fathers couldn't have been serious, so we'll just ignore it. The Tenth Amendment, it means nothing to us. And we're not too fond of the Second Amendment either . . .
 

XMan

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Maybe this time they won't erroneously announce that a candidate has won before the polls in the panhandle close.
 

etech

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Kerry "determined" to not have 2004 Election "stolen again",


What a deluded fool.
 

Genesys

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Originally posted by: etech
Kerry "determined" to not have 2004 Election "stolen again",


What a deluded fool.

yeah, i was just thinking about how it would have to have happened before for there to be an "again"
 

Jhhnn

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First, I think it's important to note that Kerry didn't characterize the 2000 florida election as "stolen", the questioner did.

It seems more than prudent for him to do his best to make sure that the next florida election is squeaky clean, as would the opposition and the state of florida.

The integrity of the electoral process must be maintained, even improved as much as possible. This is really a helluva lot more important than who wins, partisan claptrap notwithstanding.

Bush is sinkersville in florida, anyway, given the non-viability of the Nader campaign. Few who voted for Nader will do so again, after shooting themselves in the foot in 2000. That's 90K votes, plus some more by straightening out the funky ballot issues, and a watchful eye over the cleansing of the rolls... Dubya has worked hard to piss off as many swing voters as possible, too- hard to campaign to the center after ruling from the far right...
 

AndrewR

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So they can monitor the electronic voting machines which have a higher inaccuracy rate than the infamous 'hanging chads'? Comical.