Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Very different from 2000

With Bush winning the popular vote with 58.3 million compared to Kerry's 54.7 million and leading in Ohio by 130,000 votes, I do not support John Edward's promise that "we will fight for every vote." I fear that we are turning the presidential election in a legal process rather than a political one.

Even if there are 200,000 provisional ballots in Ohio, it is hard for me to believe that Kerry is going to close the gap in Ohio. I think that this is a very different situation from 2000 when the election was clearly much closer.

MSNBC has the electoral count at 269 for Bush, 238 for Kerry and 31 to be determined (Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire). CNN has the electoral count at 254 for Bush, 252 for Kerry and 32 to be determined (New Mexico, Ohio and Iowa).

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