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Monday, July 31, 2006
Sore Loserman Continues

Well, it appears that now we know when an election can be certified as official and done with; when the Democrat wins. Bradblog reports that Francine Busby is contesting her run-off loss for California's 50th District.

The election between Francine Busby and Brian Bilbray was marred, as reported in detail by The BRAD BLOG over the past two months, when the Diebold optical-scan and touch-screen voting machines used in the race were sent home with poll workers on so-called "sleepovers" for days and weeks prior to the election. That breach in security was in contravention of new state and federal security mitigation requirements enacted just months ago after dozens of severe vulnerabilities were recently confirmed in those specific voting systems.

According to the new state and federal security requirements, such breaches of security effectively decertify the systems for use in California. The election contest, to be filed on behalf of several CA-50 voters on Monday will charge the votes cast on those decertified machines are, in fact, illegal votes. The casting of illegal votes in one of several ground under which a contest may be filed in California state court.

I don't know what the real story is here; the story of "sleepovers" seems quite bizarre. And if you check the Bradblog story where this was revealed, it's sourced to on unnamed person in the "media office" of the San Diego County Registrar's office. Hmmm, exactly how big is the media office of a registrar?

But I do know one thing; contesting the election at this point is incredibly stupid politics. Busby is running again for the seat in November, so in all probability the next election will be decided by the time this lawsuit winds its way through the courts.

We have seen this become a principle with the Lefty bloggers; if the election was close (and they'll define close) it was stolen by the Republicans, and they'll point to the most ridiculous stuff (the suspicious rural Ohio Counties, for example) in order to prove it.
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