April Fools?

1 comment April 1st, 2009at 06:33am Posted by Eli

Tedisco Point 2

Please tell me this is Tedisco’s idea of a joke, and that he was not actually trying to pre-steal yesterday’s election:

The Dutchess County Clerk’s Office has confirmed to FDL that Tedisco’s people have filed an ex parte motion in order, the effect of which would be to investigate and overturn today’s election results, should the outcome not be to Republicans’ liking.

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Beyond the standard practice of seeking to impound machines, determine validity of affidavit ballots, etc., the Tedisco campaign goes for this grand overreach–and does so hours before the polls even close. (I am not a lawyer, but the ones we have here tell me this is not standard operating procedure–this is a desperate play.)

More:

While campaign lawyers often pre-file papers for simple vote protection, Tedisco’s motion goes much, much further. Inside this document (PDF) are several humdingers, including:

On page 6: An order that whenever a poll-watcher challenges a voter that the elections clerks have to make a written record. (Unless or until that order is served at every polling place—and unless or until somebody notices that paragraph—it will be impossible to enforce.)

On Page 9: Plaintiffs seek a restraining order to prevent the certification of Murphy no matter how huge a win. (This paragraph was struck out by the court on the spot.)

I suppose this could be considered enterprising, to set the wheels in motion to challenge the legitimacy of a Democratic victory before it even occurs (which it currently looks like it has, pending absentee ballots).  It could also be considered incredibly amoral and cynical.

Norm Coleman is the GOP’s new role model.

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Jeannine  |  April 1st, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Ah, I live in such a lovely place!


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