Promising that Every Vote is Going to be Counted?
Who really opposes this?

As the crowd erupted, Kerry boomed: “I’ve got news for you. In 2004, not only does every vote in Florida count but every vote is going to be counted.”

Am I the only one in the world who seems to recall that it was the Democrats who were arguing that the absentee ballots from military servicemen should not be counted in the Florida election?

Friday, December 8, 2000 -- Knight Ridder News Service

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two Florida judges refused Friday to throw out 25,000 absentee ballots in two counties, handing George W. Bush a minor victory in his battle to hold on to his slim statewide lead over Al Gore.

Bush won the absentee voting in Martin and Seminole counties by a combined margin of 7,612 votes, which loomed all the larger after the state Supreme Court later Friday ordered a statewide manual recount of thousands of ballots that failed to register votes for president when counted by machines.

Circuit Judges Nikki Ann Clark and Terry Lewis said there was no reason to throw out all the absentee votes in those two counties, as Democrats acting independently of Gore had requested. In both counties, Democrats charged that Republican election officials illegally allowed fellow Republicans to fix faulty absentee-ballot applications by adding missing voter identification numbers.

So, shouldn’t it be the Republicans who should be promising that they will see to it that all votes are counted despite Democratic opposition?


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