Thursday, January 13, 2005

Pot Calls Kettle...

There's no reason why anyone should care about the NC Ag Commissioner's race, which is still undecided. The Republican challenger is leading the Democratic incumbent but no winner has been declared, mainly because of 4,400 votes that were lost in one county (in an electronic voting machine snafu).

The latest twist is that a state superior court judge has thrown out the (Democratic dominated) State Board of Elections plan for a statewide re-running of the election for ag commissioner. Now, I can't confirm this but the judge appears to be a Republican.

I laughed out loud this morning when I heard on the news that this (assumed) Republican judge said “there comes a time when the passion of partisan politics must give way to the integrity of the electoral process." Coming from a Republican after the 2000 presidential election, this is just too rich.

Not that the Democrats aren't playing politics here. They want this race thrown into the Democratic state legislature. But that statement just killed me. Puh-leeze!


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