The GOP’s Obscene Attempt to De-legitimize an Obama Victory
Nevada journalist John Ralston (who predicted Harry Reid’s defeat of Sharon Angle despite all polls suggesting he’d lose):
Here’s what the RNC’s John Phillippe wrote to Secretary of State Ross Miller: ‘I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney.’
He understands? Significant, eh? How many? He doesn’t say?
Oh, but he adds, ‘I further understand that the causes of this problem are varied, and include miscalibration and hyper-sensitivity of the machines.’
Ah, I see. We’re not accusing you of anything nefarious, but….
The BUT is that the RNC wants all of the machines recalibrated before Tuesday. It wants extra technicians on hand. Oh, and it wants voters to be reminded to double check their vote was recorded properly.
This is so transparent. And so revolting. And so, so insidious.
I have no doubt the RNC is laying the groundwork for a challenge should the presidential race be close here or in some of other states where these ‘significant’ number of instances have occurred. You will not be surprised to learn that Ohio and Colorado, two states that are keys to the race for the presidency, also are on the list.
Late today, Secretary of State Ross Miller appropriately responded to the RNC by pointing out he had vetted similar complaints in 2010 and labeling as “irresponsible” the GOP’s attempts to “undermine the public’s confidence in the electoral process.”
Yet another attempt to de-legitimize the President.