Everyone is throwing numbers out there and trying to predict how many EC votes Bush and Kerry will get. Not being one to follow the herd, I’ll do one better. I’ll predict both the election and the aftermath.
This will be another “stolen” election, but not quite like 2000.
In 2000, Gore lost his court battle because he wanted votes defined different ways in different counties within the same state. He wanted hanging chads to define a vote in some counties but mere dimples defined as votes in strong Dem counties. While the loony tunes on the left claim the election was “stolen,” anyone with a brain can understand that Gore was trying to game the system. Further they counted the votes the way Gore wanted to and Bush got MORE votes. So the “stolen election” line was to motivate the stupid and the gullible.
2004 will be different. It will be stolen. Bush will “win,” but alas he will not win by enough.
There will be clear and overwhelming evidence of voter fraud on the Dem side but it won’t matter. Not having a single event to point to (a court battle) the media will report on the fraud but will stress that with the current system of voting there is no real way to know.
There will be the occasional story about some guy who voted 5 times but those stories will run in the Washington Times or the NY Post, the big media will avoid it like the plague. I’ll even be so bold as to say that in at least some precincts, there will be more votes than registered voters.
In the end, Kerry will get 274 EC votes and “win” the election.
Thru it all, the media, who 4 years ago wailed that every vote should count, will now bash the Republicans to drop it “for the good of the nation.” At least one person (dem or media, same thing) will make the argument that such wide spread voter fraud PROVES how much people wanted Kerry to win. I’ll blog that story and call them a dirty name. (Then at least one delusional lefty blogger will link it agreeing with the “voter fraud means Kerry won theory.”)
Still others will say that Bush should drop it because of how we look to other nations. (A charge never leveled at Dems) I’ll blog that too with appropriate dirty names to follow.
In the end, the spineless Republicans will drop it and so will end election 2004.
Now that’s a prediction.
Not knowing how to file this, I put it under “humor” but…
UPDATE: DRAT! I forgot one.
Several goofballs will say that since Bush won the last contested election he should give this one to Kerry to be “fair.” -Look out for low flying dirty words.