Going all the way back to Bush v Gore 2000 right up through the 2008 runoff Senate election in Georgia and the endless ballet being danced by Norm Coleman and Al Franken, clearly Americans are tired of long, drawn out, contested electoral battles. Seizing on this groundswell of voter unrest, Jim Tedisco made a bold move last night and asked the county Supreme Court to put an end to this nonsense and declare him the winner.
COLUMBIA COUNTY — 20th Congressional District candidate Republican Jim Tedisco submitted a petition to the Dutchess County Supreme Court Thursday asking the judge to declare him the winner of the extremely close special election race, despite the numbers currently being in favor of his opponent, Democrat Scott Murphy.
The last count total seems to show Murphy up by more than 100 votes, though a few counties still have more absentee, military and challenged ballots to sort out, so this is a daring move indeed! But unfortunately, this is a request that I don’t think you could even get Justice Scalia to vote in favor of. Still, I have to agree with Josh Marshall on this one… why didn’t Norm Coleman think of that?