Congratulations, President Kerry

(Just Kidding)

Steven Robert Allen
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Today is the day our Congress is supposed to certify George W. Bush as the winner of the 2004 presidential election. Yet there's been a lot of liberal grumbling on the Internet and elsewhere about various voting irregularities around the country, with most of the attention focused on Ohio because that's the state that swung the election in Bush's favor.

A lot of the griping, of course, has come from cranky leftwing conspiracy theorists who can't quite manage to swallow the bitter pill of a second Bush term. One of the few mainstream commentators to follow the story in any depth has been MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who's kept the liberal dream of a pie-in-the-sky post-election upset alive with detailed reporting on his blog of investigations into Ohio's electoral irregularities. (Check out Olbermann's blog at

With only a few hours remaining until our Republican Congress certifies the official Electoral College tally, a wrench has finally been thrown into the works. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has agreed to join Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) in challenging the assignation of Ohio's 20 electoral votes to Bush. Does this mean John Kerry will be our next president? Fat chance. But it will give Democrats a chance to publicly discuss serious complaints by some Ohio voters of machine shortages and ridiculously long lines in Democratic precincts, voter intimidation, a purging of registration lists and other problems.

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