Tuesday, March 31, 2009

GOP candidate files election appeal before polls close

This is hilarious in a pathetically craven sort of way. I haven't really followed the special election in upstate NY to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed Senator to replace Hillary Clinton, but it looks very possible that the GOP candidate Tedisco is going to lose. He's not ready to accept defeat.
The Dutchess County Clerk’s Office has confirmed to FDL that Tedisco’s people have filed an ex parte motion, the effect of which would be to investigate and overturn today’s election results, should the outcome not be to Republicans’ liking.
The polls haven't closed yet, much less the ballots counted, and the GOP is pre-emptively challenging the outcome. The Republicans are in total meltdown mode. They will go to any lengths to obstruct the normal process of our government in their desperate attempt to regain power -- the will of the voters be damned.

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3 Comments:

Blogger James Wolfer said...

I DEMAND A RECOUNT!!!!

Seriously. W.T.F. These are the same kind of people that are still trying to overturn Obama's election!!

8:19:00 PM  
Anonymous d.eris said...

This election came down to a choice between the Republicrat and Demoblican candidates because the third party candidate had been forcibly excluded from the ballot after supporters of Tedisco mounted a court challenge to over 4000 signatures on the Libertarian candidate's petition to get on the ballot. Election by litigation is standard procedure for the duopoly parties.

8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

James, exactly.

d, building a viable third party is a problem, but I'd note that the Libertarians supported GOP economic policies rather often and this is the thanks you got.

11:44:00 AM  

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